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Kristaps Porzingis’ NBA Finals status uncertain with ‘rare’ leg injury



The Celtics shed some light on the leg injury suffered by Kristaps Porzingis in the 2024 NBA Finals.

Porzingis left Game 2 against the Mavericks after he landed awkwardly while battling for a rebound with PJ Washington.

Tuesday, the Celtics announced that Porzingis “suffered a torn medial retinaculum allowing dislocation of posterior tibialis tendon” in his left leg.

The Celtics announced that Kristaps Porzingis is day-to-day with a “rare” leg injury. Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The team said that it was “unrelated” to the calf injury Porzingis suffered earlier in the playoffs, in his right leg, which caused him to miss several weeks.

The team did not specify if this latest injury will cause Porzingis to miss any games.

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

Porzingis said he’s “optimistic” about playing in Game 3 in Dallas on Wednesday night.

“Obviously I’m gonna do everything I can to be out there tomorrow,” Porzingis told reporters Tuesday.

The Celtics hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, and Porzingis has been a key contributor, particularly in Game 1 when he scored 20 points on 8-for-13 field goal shooting.

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