Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be sidelined for several games with a dislocated left wrist, the team announced.
Towns suffered the injury in the Timberwolves' 116-111 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday after falling awkwardly during the fourth quarter.
Karl-Anthony Towns on his left wrist injury late in the 4th against the Jazz last night. pic.twitter.com/pthHpUoaZL- twolveswave (@nbahoopsplug) December 28, 2020
He was evaluated by a hand specialist in Los Angeles and while he won't require surgery, he will be 'further evaluated weekly as he undergoes treatment to return to play.'
Towns suffered a fracture in the same wrist last season, which forced him to miss the final 12 games of the season, but according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, this injury is in a different spot.
There's optimism that this will be a relatively short-term absence for Towns, who's led the Wolves to a 2-0 start with 22.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Timberwolves play the Lakers tonight. https://t.co/A8O8rQ6zHp- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 28, 2020
The 25-year-old has started the season in great form for the 2-0 Timberwolves, averaging 22.6 points, 11.5 rebounds, and five assists.
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