Kristaps Porzingis suffered what the Knicks are calling a "soft tissue injury" -- a strain -- to his neck on this play late in the fourth quarter of the Knicks' loss to the Spurs:
Porzingis leaves game after Melo landed on his head https://t.co/MbA7Bghms3— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 3, 2015
Porzingis walked off on his own and declared himself "good" (true), but it was just a bummer of a play. Carmelo Anthony tried to go up with an offensive rebound, got undercut, and fell such that he sat directly on Kristaps neck, which isn't exactly built to carry 240 pounds of manmeat.
Anyway, X-rays were negative, which is good, and there's no concussion:
Porzingis has a strained neck. A concussion has been ruled out. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) November 3, 2015
Kristaps said (stiffly) that he can come back "soon," but the Knicks should definitely feel patient and comfortable enough with their depth to let him rest for a little while if it would help.
Lmao. O'Quinn jokingly told Porzingis to prove he was OK by asking him how fingers he was holding up. KOQ then held up his middle finger— Chris Herring (@HerringWSJ) November 3, 2015
These Knicks are fun. I hope they all stay healthy forever.