Dallas Mavericks ahead Kristaps Porzingis had surgical procedure on his proper knee to restore a lateral meniscus damage suffered in the course of the playoffs, the workforce introduced on Friday.
Per the workforce’s assertion, the 25-year-old Porzingis has not been given a selected timetable relating to an anticipated return date, however he’ll be capable to start rehabilitation instantly.
ESPN reported that the Mavericks are hopeful that Porzingis shall be able to return by coaching camp, though official begin dates for subsequent season haven’t been set due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The torn ligament damage, which occurred throughout Sport 1 of the Mavericks’ first-round sequence loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, hampered Porzingis for 2 video games as he tried enjoying by it. However the Latvia native was sidelined for the ultimate 4 video games of the seven-game defeat.
This season marked his return to motion, which proved profitable as he averaged 20.four factors, 9.5 rebounds and a pair of.zero blocks per sport in 57 video games (all begins). The 7ft 3in Porzingis missed one-and-a-half seasons whereas recovering from a torn ACL in the course of the 2017-18 season whereas with the New York Knicks, with the damage reducing quick his solely All-Star season when he posted a career-best 22.7 factors per sport.
Porzingis was initially picked by the Knicks with the fourth total choice within the 2015 Draft, and he performed three seasons for New York earlier than being traded to Dallas in January 2019.
He has averaged 18.four factors, 7.6 rebounds and a pair of.zero blocked photographs in his 4 seasons on the courtroom, masking 243 video games (242 begins).