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Kristaps Porzingis NBA Finals Status Against Mavs Uncertain After Leg Injury

Kristaps Porzingis | Image by NBA
Kristaps Porzingis | Image by NBA

Kristaps Porzingis of the Boston Celtics sustained a rare injury that leaves the players time in the NBA Finals against the Mavericks uncertain, according to a report by Sports Illustrated:

“On Tuesday, it was reported that Boston Celtics big man Kristaps Porzingis has suffered another injury, this time being a torn medial retinaculum allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon.

“The Celtics labeled it a “rare injury” which will leave Porzingis day-to-day just one day out of Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The Dallas Mavericks are currently facing a 2-0 deficit in the Finals to the Celtics, who have benefited from a spark provided by Porzingis off the bench.

“After consultation with numerous specialists regarding this rare injury, his availability for upcoming games will be determined day-to-day,” the team said.

“Medical expert Brian Sutterer, who covers big sports injuries, describes the medial retinaculum as “a seat belt that keeps the tendons in place as they course around the inside of the ankle bone. There are three tendons that travel along the inside of the ankle, and that seatbelt keeps them secured in place. The posterior tibialis tendon is one of said tendons.”

“Ahead of the Finals tipping off, Porzingis missed 10 consecutive games with a right calf strain, an injury completely unrelated to his new one. This won’t keep the Celtics big man from trying to get to the court for Game 3.”

To read the entire Sports Illustrated Article, click HERE.

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