Knicks confirm Porzingis has torn ACL

Knicks confirm Porzingis has torn ACL
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis is helped off the court after being injured during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NBA.com staff report

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced.

The injury occurred when Porzingis landed awkwardly after a dunk in the second quarter. He immediately grabbed his left leg in pain and had to be helped off the court by teammates.

In his third season, Porzingis is averaging 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and a league-high 2.4 blocks per game. The 7'3" Latvian was chosen to his first All-Star game as a member of Team LeBron.

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