Kristaps Porzingis Injury: Updates on Knicks Star's Leg and Return

Adam WellsFeatured Columnist

New York Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis dribbles during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
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Kristaps Porzingis' season has hit a speed bump, as the New York Knicks rookie was dealing with a contusion on his left leg that surfaced on March 5. However, he's ready to return to the court.

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Porzingis Active vs. Nuggets

Tuesday, March 8

Knicks head coach Kurt Rambis told reporters Porzingis was cleared to play Tuesday night against Denver. 

Porzingis Impressive for Knicks During Rookie Season

While his performance has slowed down after a hot start, Porzingis has shown the potential Knicks fans have been searching for from a first-round draft pick. He responded from a poor December, in which he shot 41.8 percent overall, to get back up over 43 percent in January and February.

Porzingis did give New York a scare on Jan. 18 against Philadelphia, leaving the game with a foot injury, but he did not miss any time.

The 20-year-old ranks second on the Knicks in scoring and rebounding. His all-around ability is something they can't afford to be without, as they try to salvage a season quickly slipping away.