The Minnesota Timberwolves have just confirmed that they are shutting down shooting guard Jarrett Culver for the remainder of the season. The 22-year-old is set to go under the knife to address an issue on his ankle, which will result in Culver being forced to sit out the final few weeks of the campaign.

This report comes via Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic:

The last time Culver took the floor was on April 18 in a blowout loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. He hasn't suited up since and as it turns out, that was his last game of the season for the Timberwolves.

Culver hasn't exactly been a key player in Minnesota's rotation this season. The 6-foot-6 two-guard has averaged just 14.7 minutes per contest, putting up numbers of 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds as a reserve. His absence is not going to be as significant to the team as compared to losing a star such as D'Angelo Russell or even a Ricky Rubio.

On a bit of a lighter note, however, it appears that Malik Beasley is nearing a return following a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury.

It is worth noting that the Timberwolves previously intimated that they had no intention to tank for the remainder of the season. Winning still remains to be their utmost priority despite the fact that they own one of the worst records of the league. Apparently, they have placed more importance on building chemistry for the upcoming season as opposed to increasing their chances for the first overall pick in the upcoming draft.