Every basketball fan in the city is currently holding his or her breath as New York Knicks stud Kristaps Porzingis leaves the game in the second quarter with what looks like a serious knee injury.

It’s officially nightmare time, folks. What happened on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden is, without any argument, the worst possible scene that could be imagined by all involved with the New York Knicks—management, teammate and, of course, fan.

Coming off an elbow screen, young Kristaps Porzingis rolled to the basket in backdoor fashion. Kyle O’Quinn—one of the better passing bigs in the NBA—found the Knicks leading scorer. Giannis Antetokounmpo was trailing yet went up hard alongside Porzingis.

Despite a nice flush for two points, the result turned out disastrous from a Knickerbockers point of view (video above).

KP immediately went down grabbing and clutching his left knee. In fact, grabbing the backside of the knee which usually indicates something is very, horribly wrong. He was helped off the court by teammates and is with team doctors right now as the two teams rest at the half with the score 50-46 in favor of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Worse yet, the horrific-looking injury came soon after Porzingis completely stuffed the Bucks superstar.

New York actually came out looking solid. Whatever the good-vibe level was, however, is now completely gone. The only issue in the building and in the five boroughs is the health of the organization’s young NBA All-Star.

Porzingis, 22, came into Tuesday night’s contest averaging 22.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, and a league-leading 2.4 blocks per contest. Prior to leaving a few minutes into the second quarter, he had tallied 10 points on 4-for-5 from the floor to go along with two rebounds.

No word has officially come down from the organization, but when they do announce the status of Kristaps Porzingis, millions will be tuned in. They’ll either collectively breathe a sigh of relief or find the nearest and tallest bridge.

 

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