Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Says Right Ankle Sprain Not That Serious


New York Knicks’ superstar Kristaps Porzingis is hoping that he won’t be out of action for long after suffering what appeared to be a significant ankle sprain on Wednesday.

“Right now I’m walking around with no crutches, no boot, no nothing. I don’t think it’s that serious, but we’ll see how I feel [Thursday],” Porzingis said after the game (h/t ESPN).

Porzingis was injured when Miami Heat’s Justise Winslow stepped on Porzingis’ foot while both players were running down a loose ball.

Porzingis said that he felt his ankle “touching the floor” but he didn’t experience significant pain immediately after the injury.

“It didn’t look pretty, but he’s a tough kid,” Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said.

X-rays taken Wednesday night were negative but Porzingis said he and the Knicks will decide Thursday if he’ll need an MRI.