Kristaps Porzingis picked up an injury in his left upper quad during the practice session on Sunday. This is the third time since June that Porzingis sustained a non-contact injury.
The New York Knicks star’s body is giving signals that he isn’t fit enough to take the load of NBA at the present moment. He played in Spain in the previous season.
Porzingis had an MRI, which revealed that the injury isn’t serious, only a mild strain. For the third time during his pre-draft work-out Porzingis sustained an injury in the left side of his body.
7-foot-3 Porzingis was running in the Knicks’ practice session on Sunday while he felt a pinch in his left quadriceps. He had to sit out during Monday’s preseason match-up game against the 76ers. The Knicks won 94-88 to extend their lead in the series to 3-0.
“The feedback is this is the second time with this particular injury,” Derek Fisher said. “So of course, let’s sit down and figure out what we’re going to need to adjust in his program to make sure we can at least try as hard as possible to mitigate that.”
Porzingis pointed out that he didn’t miss any game in Spain last season. Among the last two injuries he suffered since June, one was at the same left quadriceps, while the other was at the back.