Kristaps Porzingis’ MRI results on injured ankle are negative



The Knicks appear to have dodged a unicorn-sized bullet.


MRI results for Kristaps Porzingis, who left Wednesday’s game against the Heat with a sprained ankle, came back negative on Thursday, the Daily News has learned.

Kristaps Porzingis left Wednesday's game with an ankle injury, which appears to not be as bad as some expected.

Kristaps Porzingis left Wednesday’s game with an ankle injury, which appears to not be as bad as some expected.

(Julie Jacobson/AP)


It’s a huge sigh of relief for both Porzingis and the Knicks, who have relied heavily on the Latvian, who has averaged 25.8 points per game this season.


Early reports last night during the game were encouraging, especially given the ugly sight of Porzingis’ ankle being contorted when it was stepped on by Miami’s Justise Winslow.

Kristaps Porzingis carried off court with ankle sprain

Losing Kristaps Porzingis for any extended stretch would be disastrous.

Losing Kristaps Porzingis for any extended stretch would be disastrous.

(Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)


The Knicks said that Porzingis was available to return if necessary Wednesday, but he never did, likely in large part to the Knicks blowing out the Heat, 115-86.

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