Kristaps Porzingis Has Uplifting Message for Celtics Fans After Game 4 Injury

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8)
Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) / Michael Laughlin-USA TODAY Sports
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The Boston Celtics were given a major scare when Kristaps Porzingis pulled up with a non-contact injury during the second quarter against the Miami Heat on Monday night.

Porzingis exited the game and did not return, and though he'll receive a more detailed update on the calf injury on Tuesday, he shared an uplifting message on social media after the Celtics' 102–88 win in Game 4.

Porzingis had a shoutout for Derrick White, who scored a playoff career-high 38 points in the victory, while also providing a vague but encouraging update on his inury status.

Porzingis logged just 14 minutes before his departure from Game 4, and it's not immediately clear if he'll be ready to return for Wednesday's Game 5 back at Boston's TD Garden when the Celtics have a chance to clinch a series victory over the Heat. Tip-off for that game is set for 7:30 p.m. EST.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team is hopeful that Porzingis avoided an Achilles injury, though they'll know more after he undergoes imaging on Tuesday.

Karl Rasmussen