Kristaps Porzingis leaves game vs. Bucks with left knee injury (VIDEO)
UPDATE: The Knicks announced late on Tuesday night that Porzingis had suffered a torn ACL in his left knee.
The original story is below.
This is the last thing New York Knicks fans want to see.
During the second quarter of Tuesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis had to leave the game with an apparent left knee injury. We still do not know the severity of the injury, but it didn’t look good.
Porzingis was going up for a dunk early in the quarter while being defended by Giannis Antetokounmpo when he landed awkwardly.
New York’s young star was seen clutching at his left knee and had to be helped off the court, putting very little weight if any on his left leg. After he went to the locker room, Porzingis was seen putting some weight on his knee.
Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis is undergoing an MRI on his left knee tonight, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2018
Kristaps Porzingis was walking on his own and described as "OK" as he went to the hospital for an MRI on his left knee, per league sources.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) February 7, 2018
This is yet another in a long string of injuries to major stars this season, starting with Gordon Hayward just minutes into the first game of the year and rounding out with Kevin Love breaking his hand in early February.
What did we ever do to anger the Basketball Gods?