- Kristaps Porzingis injured his back in a game against the Miami Heat.
- He also twisted his ankle during the Celtics' previous matchup with the Heat.
- Porzingis addressed his injury and revealed that it is nothing serious.
Kristaps Porzingis assured Boston Celtics fans that his most recent injury is nothing serious and not a cause for concern. The basketball community should be aware that the Celtics acquired Porzingis along with Jrue Holiday this NBA offseason in order to improve their chances to contend for a championship.
So far, the Celtics appear to be building team chemistry and getting along quite well. In fact, they are the best team in the NBA at the moment with a record of 41 wins and 12 losses. However, the consistency and health of Porzinigs continue to worry the fan base.
Kristaps Porzingis was injured once again in a match against the Miami Heat
Some fans might remember that Kristaps hurt himself in a game against the Miami Heat a few weeks ago. He landed on the foot of Bam Adebayo and rolled his ankle. As a result, he missed the next 3 games while rehabilitating and recovering from his ankle injury.
“My back is fine. I got a little bit (of a) bump from Bam on a rebound, (but) nothing serious. (I) went to the back (to) make sure it was good, warmed up again, and all good.”
Celtics say Kristaps Porzingis has a lower back bruise, probable to return. He went to locker room after this play. pic.twitter.com/NW1ua0cZak
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 11, 2024
Although it is certainly reassuring to hear that nothing serious occurred to Porzingis, his inability to stay relatively healthy for the Celtics this season might hamper their chances of winning a title come postseason time.
Porzingis’ worrying injury history since joining the Boston Celtics
In all fairness, Porzingis was already considered to be quite an injury-prone player even before joining the Celtics. Nonetheless, there is no denying that he has suffered a plethora of injuries during his first season as a member of the Boston Celtics. KP has injured his ankle, knee, calf, ribs, and even his eye in a little more than half an NBA season.
As a result, Porzingis has played in just 39 games out of the 53 total games for the Boston Celtics. However, he has been quite an impactful player when on the court and has averaged 20.4 points, 7 rebounds and 1.9 assists this season.