Estimated Return Date: 2018-12-15
Porzingis, who underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee, is expected to miss at least 10 months, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reports.
While a relatively long time, a 10-plus-month recovery period is nothing out of the ordinary for a torn ACL. Optimistically, Porzingis could return in the middle of December, though it would not be surprising if the organization opted to keep their prized young player out a bit longer for precautionary reasons. Prior to suffering the injury, Porzingis was having a career year, averaging 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game.