Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Says Right Ankle Sprain Not That Serious

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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.