Kristaps Porzingis is an extremely big person and has already seen a handful of injuries in his short career. The NBA has a long history of many of the biggest guys developing problems in their knees, ankles, and feet that prevent them from becoming the player their skills would otherwise allow them to be. Mavericks fans came into the Kristaps Porzingis era with eyes wide open to his injury history, as he was still actively recovering when he joined the team. Since that time, any hint of a knee issue makes alarm bells go off across Mavs Twitter. Nobody wants their team paying max money to Yao Porzingis or Kristaps Ilgauskas.
But then here comes Dr. Raj, swooping in from Los Angeles to ease our fears. Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT is a physiotherapist, movement, and mindfulness coach and runs 3CB Performance. Dr. Raj works extensively in lower body sports injury rehabilitation. In the following video he walks us through (with diagrams!) several reasons why the Mavericks should have a positive outlook regarding Porzingis.
Dr. Raj describing the location within the knee where the injury occurred, and the fact that it occurred in the same knee as KP’s previous ACL surgery made ME feel better, and I’m sure it will make you feel better as well. There’s no need for me to waste any more of your time, just check out the video below and follow Dr. Raj @3cbPerformance