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Kristaps Porzingis leaves game after gruesome ankle injury

  • Kristaps Porzingis had to be helped off the court after an awful-looking ankle injury.
  • The injury occurred after Porzingis got tied up with Justise Winslow under the basket.
  • Initial x-rays on the injury were negative, a good sign for Knicks fans.

Kristaps Porzingis left Wednesday night’s game between the Knicks and the Heat after a brutal ankle injury.

Less than three minutes into the game, Porzingis got tied up with Justise Winslow under the basket. Winslow accidentally stepped on Porzingis’ ankle, and the towering Knicks center’s ankle buckled.

You can watch the injruy play out below, but be forewarned, the video is rather graphic.

Shockingly enough, despite the horrifying visuals of his injury, initial x-ray results of Porzingis’ ankle were negative, according to ESPN Knicks reporter Ian Begley.

Porzingis had been leading the team in offence at the start of the game, scoring four of the Knicks’ first seven points before leaving the game.

Porzingis is averaging 27 points and 7.2 rebounds per game for the Knicks, and his breakout season has been the key piece of the Knicks’ surprising 10-10 start to the year.

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