Star Boston Celtics big man Kristaps Porzingis recently chose to sit out for his Latvian National Team in the 2023 FIBA World Cup due to a bout of plantar fasciitis and in a recent interview with Sporta Studija via Eurohoops, Porzingis shed some light on how the situation came about.
“I have an idea where the injury occurred,” explained Porzingis. “But an injury develops during a career and then jumps onto the field. During the training process, it started to hurt. There has never been anything like it. I felt that there were no options to achieve the shape I wanted.”
“There was no logic in trying to break my feet,” added the Boston bog man, alluding to his choice not to push his luck by playing for Latvia. Still, Porzingis plans to remain with his national team while they play in the ’23 World Cup.
“I said being around is important, even though I’m not playing,” he explained. “They supported my decision.”
“Also, there’s a long season ahead. It’s important for me to spend time with my teammates, with my family, and Boston respected my decision.”
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Source: Yahoo Sports