The Dominican center had to leave Monday’s game against the Washington Wizards
Minnesota Timberwolves center is expected to Karl Anthony Townswill miss four to six weeks with a right calf strain, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
After initial fears of a serious injury caused him to leave Monday night’s game in which the Minnesota Timberwolves lost 142-127 to Washington in the third quarter, Towns underwent imaging tests Tuesday in Minneapolis. The expectation is that there will be a full recovery and a comeback sometime in January, the sources said.
Towns suffered a non-contact injury spinning to run down the court, reaching back to grab his calf and leaving it unclear whether he had sustained an Achilles tendon injury.
The Timberwolves center needed help getting off the court and into the locker room, but an initial examination Monday night suggested Towns had avoided an Achilles tear.
Karl-Anthony Towns, 27, is averaging 21.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 20 games with the Timberwolves. In eight NBA seasons he has averaged 23.1 points and 11.2 rebounds.
The Timberwolves (10-11) have been trying to make a Towns-Rudy Gobert partnership work on the team’s front line, pairing two All-Star 7-footers.
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KAT expressed on his social networks that this was “just another chapter …” in his productive career and that “Jackie’s son will be back soon”, referring to his mother of Dominican origin who died during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
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Sources: Karl Towns out 4-6 weeks with calf strain