Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis has no ligament damage in ankle

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Report: No ligament damage in ankle for Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis
Friday February 24th, 2017

After injuring his right ankle during Thursday’s game in Cleveland Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis sustained no ligament damage.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical first reported the news. Porzingis told reporters that it was indeed just a sprain, and that he hoped to play Monday.

Porzingis underwent additional testing to determine the severity of the injury on Friday, and it appears he will be out “several days” at minimum.

The 7'3" forward left the game just before halftime and did not return. He wore a walking boot after the game and told reporters he didn't know how much time he expected to miss as a result of the injury.

Porzingis has played in 50 of the Knicks' 58 games, missing time earlier this season with an Achilles injury. He entered Thursday's contest, a 119–104 loss to the Cavs, averaging 18.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 2.0 blocks per game.

With the loss to Cleveland, the Knicks fell to 23–35, 12th in the Eastern Conference.

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