When Is Kristaps Porzingis Coming Back for the Wizards? Latest Updates on Ankle Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
When is Kristaps Porzingis coming back for the Wizards? Latest updates on his ankle injury.
When is Kristaps Porzingis coming back for the Wizards? Latest updates on his ankle injury. / (AP Photo/Jess Rapfogel)

The struggling Washington Wizards were dealt a huge blow this past weekend when thriving big man Kristaps Porzingis went down against the Orlando Magic. It's since been revealed Porzingis suffered a sprain left ankle that's expected to cost him some time.

Here's the latest on the situation.

Latest Kristaps Porzingis Injury Update (Jan. 24)

Washington announced on Monday that Porzingis will be week-to-week moving forward. Wizards head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said he didn't think the big man's injury was "too bad" after it happened, which shows some optimism regarding a shorter absence.

All in all, this isn't the worst news for the Wiz. Though Porzingis could miss a handful of games, a week-to-week designation leaves the door open for a return in short order, assuming his injury heals properly.

Porzingis was in the middle of one of his best seasons ever before going down on Jan. 21. His averages of 22.1 points and 8.8 rebounds in 2022-23 would be the second- and third-highest marks of his career, respectively, in those areas. He's also posting his second-best field goal percentage (46.8%) this campaign as one of Washington's top options.

The Wizards, who are currently No. 12 in the Eastern Conference, will certainly miss their No. 1 scorer and rebounder for as long as he's sidelined. This now puts extra pressure on Kyle Kuzma to be even better than he has been during this breakout season.

Washington is tied for No. 24 (+49000) to win the Finals right now, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA championships odds.

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