Kristaps Prozingis had to leave Wednesday's game pretty early on.

By Khadrice Rollins
November 29, 2017

Kristaps Porzingis went to the locker room early in Wednesday's game between the Knicks and the Heat with an ankle injury. The team said x-rays came back negative and he was available to return to the game, but he never came back after leaving.

After the game coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters that Porzingis wanted to come back, but "there was no sense trying to rush him back into the game" because the Knicks have three days off until their next game, according to Malika Andrews of The New York Times.

While in the corner going after the ball, Porzingis had his foot stepped on by Miami's Justise Winslow and this caused Porzingis' ankle to roll. He was replaced by Michael Beasley after the Knicks called timeout.

The third-year players has been carrying the Knicks with 27 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for the season.

Although the ankle is the main concern now, Porzingis has previously said he is dealing with an issue in his left elbow that could possibly require him to get a procedure done when the season is over.

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Below is a video of Porzingis' injury.

The Knicks were able to pick up a 115-86 win even without Porzingis for most of the night.

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