Kristaps Porzingis has ‘rare’ leg injury; NBA Finals status uncertain

Celtics heart Kristaps Porzingis suffered what the crew known as a “uncommon harm” to his left leg and is taken into account day-to-day for Boston’s upcoming video games within the NBA Finals.

The Celtics introduced Tuesday that Porzingis has a torn medial retinaculum permitting dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon in his left leg.

Porzingis, who missed 10 consecutive video games earlier this postseason due to a proper calf pressure, suffered this newest harm within the third quarter of Boston’s Recreation 2 victory Sunday towards the Dallas Mavericks.

The Celtics mentioned Tuesday that the 2 injures are unrelated. Porzingis mentioned after Sunday’s recreation that he anticipated to be on the courtroom for Recreation 3 in Dallas on Wednesday.

Porzingis hasn’t performed in Dallas within the 2 1/2 years since he was traded by the Mavericks to the Washington Wizards. The 28-year-old joined the Celtics in a commerce final summer time.

Porzingis jump-started the Celtics in Recreation 1 of the NBA Finals with 11 factors and two blocks within the first quarter of the 107-89 win. He completed with 20 factors, three blocks and 6 rebounds.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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