Kristaps Porzingis to undergo leg surgery after NBA Finals

Speedy recovery, KP! (Michael Laughlin-USA TODAY Sports via yahoo.com)

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

Kristaps Porzingis is set to go through a leg surgery right after winning the 2023-2024 NBA Championship title confirmed on June 18, 2024.

At the 2:45 mark of the third quarter during the Boston Celtics’ Game 2 finals win over the Dallas Mavericks, the franchise confirmed that Porzingis injured his left leg and immediately ruled him out in games 3 and 4 to avoid further complications.

It was then announced by the Celtics that Porzingis suffered a rare leg injury after dislocating his posterior tibialis tendon.

Before Boston punched a ticket to the NBA Finals, Porzingis already missed the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Cavaliers and the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers.

This after the Latvian superstar suffered a soleus strain in his right calf during their first-round series against the Miami Heat.

Fortunately for the Celtics, Porzingis was able to return in games 1 & 2 and provided an immediate spark, steering Boston to a comfortable 2-0 Finals series lead over the Mavericks.

Now that Boston was able to raise their 18th NBA championship banner, Porzingis will undergo a surgery on his left leg to fix his posterior tibialis tendon.

The development was also confirmed by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, stating that Porzingis would immediately go under the knife and would take months to be cleared by Boston’s medical staff.

During his three games played for the Celtics in the finals, Porzingis averaged 12.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks.

Despite playing hobbled in the entire NBA Finals, Porzingis was still able to supply impact for the Celtics especially in Game 1 where he torched Dallas with 20 markers built from an efficient 8/13 shooting from the field.

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