How important could Kristaps Porzingis’ issues with plantar fasciitis be to the Boston Celtics title chances?

Kristaps Porzingis‘ decision not to play in the 2023 FIBA World Cup due to a flare-up of plantar fasciitis raises concerns about his effect on Boston Celtics’ title chances for the 2023-24 season. The history of foot injuries among seven-footers in the league and the lingering nature of plantar fasciitis are worrying factors for the Celtics and their fans.

Porzingis’ injury history and lack of durability raise doubts about the Latvian big man’s availability during crucial times of Boston’s season. The Celtics’ investment in Porzingis with a two-year contract extension at $60 million adds to the concern.

How worried should we be about Porzingis and his potential availability for the 2024 NBA Playoffs?

On a recent episode of the NBC Sports Boston “Boston Sports Tonight” show, the hosts dug into the situation surrounding the Latvian center.

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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire