Kristaps Porzingis has successful surgery on torn ACL

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 14, 2018 07:29 AM
Kristaps Porzingis has successful surgery on torn ACL
FILE - NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 20: Kristaps Porzingis #6 of the New York Knicks is introduced prior to the game against the LA Clippers on November 20, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) - All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks has undergone surgery for a torn ligament in his left knee.

The team says the repair of his anterior cruciate ligament was a success. He is expected to be sidelined for much of next season. The operation Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) was at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

Porzingis was hurt Feb. 6 (Feb. 7, PHL time) when he landed after a dunk and crashed to the court against Milwaukee. The 7'3" Latvian was averaging 22.7 points and an NBA-leading 2.4 blocked shots. He had been chosen for his first All-Star Game.

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