Dec. 21 (UPI) -- New York Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis is out until at least mid-February as he recovers from ACL surgery.
The team announced Porzingis' status on Friday.
"Porzingis, left knee ACL reconstruction (Feb. 13), underwent recent evaluation by the team's medical/training/performance staff," the Knicks said. "The evaluation confirmed that Kristaps' knee is healing well, and he has made good progress with rehabilitation. Once he reaches the remaining rehab benchmarks, he will advance to on-court team drills and activities. He will be re-evaluated in mid-February."
Porzingis, 23, was averaged a career-high 22.7 points per game last season. He also put up 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per bout in 48 appearances during his 2017-2018 campaign, while making his first All-Star team. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
He suffered the injury during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2017-2018 season.