Kristaps Porzingis’ Elbow Injury Will Eventually Require Surgery

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Kristaps Porzingis’ Elbow Injury Will Eventually Require Surgery


New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis has been having an incredible start to the season. Not only did Kristaps become the first player in Knicks history to score 300 points in the first 10 games of a season, he’s also adding 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks to his 30.0 points per game.

But Porzingis was forced to sit out Wednesday’s game in Orlando due to an elbow contusion he suffered in Tuesday’s win against the Charlotte Hornets. This didn’t sound worrying and most fans believed that Porzingis sitting out the second game of a back-to-back set, with that contusion, was precautionary.

Unfortunately, there is a much bigger problem behind his elbow injury, that likely will lead to a surgery. In an interview with the New York Post, Porzingis said the his elbow eventually needs some kind of procedure.

“When I hit it again it just swells up and it’s sensitive and I can’t stretch my arm,” Porzingis said of his ballooning elbow. “It bothers me a little bit but not that bad. It’s always, I have to get the swelling down and then I’ll be fine again. But I think once the season’s over. I might have to do something about it. I just can’t keep going like this every year.”

Porzingis said he could “drain it” or “do some stuff with it.”


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