Porzingis suffered the injury during the second quarter of the Knicks’ loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. Driving down the lane, Porzingis finished an impressive dunk over Giannis Antetokounmpo, but unfortunately landed awkwardly on his left leg. He was unable to put much weight on the leg, and was helped to the locker room.
Shortly after the game, he received an MRI, which confirmed that he suffered a torn ACL, and will miss the remainder of the season.
Understandably, Twitter was quick to react to the news with shock and sadness.
Even other players were offering support for the big Latvian.
We’ve seen countless players come back from an ACL tear in recent seasons. Hopefully Porzingis will be able to do the same and pick up where he left off.