Kristaps Porzingis Jun 9, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis (8) reacts after a play against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in game two of the 2024 NBA Finals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics have looked dominant in the first two games of the NBA Finals, handily beating the Dallas Mavericks in both of the games thus far in the series. It has seemed like nothing can stop them from winning their first NBA Championship victory since 2008. However, one standout on the team was diagnosed with a very concerning injury moving forward ahead of their Game 3 matchup on Wednesday.

Porzingis was seen hobbling during the later portions of Game 2 of the series. He also came into the series coming off a calf injury.

We now know a bit more about this most recent injury. According to The Athletic’s David Aldridge, Porzingis suffered a torn medial retinaculum, allowing dislocation of the posterior tibialis tendon in his left leg.

This is obviously a very rare injury that we do not see or hear of very often in the sports world. Aldridge added that this injury is not related to his right calf injury and that he will be listed as day-to-day ahead of Wednesday’s matchup.

Despite coming into the series with the right calf injury, Porzingis has played a big role thus far in the series. Particularly in Game 1 where he finished with 20 points in just 21 minutes of action.

Obviously, this is a very big concern for a player like Porzingis who can be a true difference-maker when healthy for this already impressive.

We will presumably know more about his status for Wednesday’s Game 3 matchup. But if this injury is as serious as it sounds, he could very well miss this game.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.