Video: Kevin Porter Jr. leaves game vs. Timberwolves after injuring knee
Peep the clip below to see the incident. Porter Jr., the 30th overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, went down on a non-contact knee injury.
— BBall Clips 🏀🏀 (@BBallClipsYo) January 6, 2020
Terrible situation here in in Cleveland. Rising rookie Kevin Porter Jr.’s knee buckled when his foot got caught under him, went down in obvious pain
— Joe Vardon (@joevardon) January 6, 2020
Porter Jr. was helped off the floor by the Cavaliers trainers. There’s still no report on what the injury is but as he was being carried off, he put very little weight on his knee.
Kevin Porter Jr. is helped off the floor by head trainer Steve Spiro and Tyler Cook. He is putting very little weight on his leg/knee.
— Kelsey Russo (@kelseyyrusso) January 6, 2020
Kevin Porter Jr. entered the game averaging 8.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game across 21.9 minutes of play. The 19-year-old been part of the Cavs’ second unit.
But against the Wolves, the young gun was inserted into the starting line up in place of Kevin Love who was deemed inactive. Porter Jr. will join Larry Nance Jr. (knee soreness) and Dylan Windler (stress reaction in left leg) in the Cavs’ injury list.
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