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Porzingis will undergo surgery and miss the Olympics: Celtics

Porzingis will undergo surgery and miss the Olympics: Celtics

The Boston Celtics announced on Tuesday that star Kristaps Porzingis will miss next month’s Olympic Games after opting to have surgery for a leg injury.

The Latvian forward suffered a “rare” leg injury in Game 2 of the NBA Finals earlier this month and will undergo surgery to repair the problem.

“The injury does not allow us to be consistent.

The Boston Celtics announced on Tuesday that star Kristaps Porzingis will miss next month’s Olympic Games after opting to have surgery for a leg injury.

The Latvian forward suffered a “rare” leg injury in Game 2 of the NBA Finals earlier this month and will undergo surgery to repair the problem.

“The injury does not allow for consistent play at the level required for Olympic competition,” the Celtics said. “Surgery will be performed in the coming days, and further updates will be provided when available.”

Porzingis suffered a 38-day layoff after injuring his right calf in April, before coming off the bench to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals for the Celtics.

He played in the second match but suffered a “torn medial retinaculum which allowed the posterior tibial tendon in his left leg to be dislocated.”

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This injury ruled him out of Games 3 and 4, although he returned off the bench to play 16 minutes in Game 5 as the Celtics finished with a 4-1 win.

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