Porzingis talked about his injury
Kris Tops Porgingis (221 cm, FC) made his 2015-2016 season debut. He even earned the nickname ‘Unicorn’ as a player who can shoot outside despite his height. However, he was not free from his injuries. His first two seasons were healthy, but later he struggled with injuries.
After that, the team moved through a trade. He headed to the Dallas Mavericks ahead of the 2019-2020 season and was traded to the Washington Wizards during the 2021-2022 season.
Heading to Washington, Porzingis played the role of an ace. He played in 65 games last season, averaging 23.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.5 blocked shots and 38% 3-point shooting. His scoring and 3-point shooting percentage were career highs.
He had the best season, but he is Porzingis who cannot play for his country. The reason is plantar fasciitis in his right foot. Recently, Por Zingis told ‘Euro Hocks’ about his physical condition through an interview.
“I know when injuries happen,” Porzingis said. I have been sick since training camp last season. But I went to the reference game. It was really hard. I’ve had many injuries so far, but this is the first time I’ve ever been so sick. It doesn’t look like my feet. It hurt so much that I wanted to cut off my foot.”
He continued, “I feel much better now. You will recover quickly and improve your body condition. It’s a pity that it wasn’t helpful to Latvia. But I don’t want to damage the newly transferred Boston. I will return quickly,” he said along with his physical condition.
Meanwhile, Latvia, where Porzingis did not play, are in Group H along with Canada, Lebanon and France. Latvia needs to beat Canada and France to advance to the finals. However, both teams are being picked as strong backers to win this tournament. Attention is focusing on whether Latvia will be able to advance to the final despite being objectively inferior.