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

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

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