Target Center in Minneapolis went silent on Tuesday night when All-Star guard Anthony Edwards went down to the ground in pain, grabbing at his left leg and ankle. Concern for the Timberwolves young star mounted as he was helped off the court and escorted to the team's locker room before halftime to undergo testing.

When the Wolves emerged from the locker room after halftime, the arena was filled with applause as Edwards came back out to seal the deal on a 114-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Perhaps it was the adrenaline that kicked in for Edwards, or maybe this is yet another example of the 22-year-old's toughness. Edwards is not the type of player to sit out due to injury when his team needs him, but the team is going to be cautious with their star, seeing as they are 41-17 on the season.

Minnesota will play the second leg of a back-to-back on Wednesday night at home against the Memphis Grizzlies, a game Edwards was initially in danger of missing.

Anthony Edwards' injury status vs. Grizzlies

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards (5) holds his ankle on the ground against the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter at Target Center.
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The Timberwolves released their injury report later than usual on Wednesday as a result of just having a game the night before. As expected, Edwards was initially listed as questionable for their game against the Grizzlies due to what the team is calling “left ankle soreness.”

Fortunately, prior to tip-off, the Timberwolves gave Edwards the greenlight to play.

The fact that his injury designation didn't classify as an ankle sprain was already good news for the team. With the Timberwolves tied at the top of the Western Conference standings with the Oklahoma City Thunder, they really needed Edwards to be available

Along with Edwards, All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns is set to return after his one-game absence due to personal reasons. Veteran forward Kyle Anderson has already been ruled out for Wednesday night's game due to a left knee sprain, so Naz Reid and Nickeil Alexander-Walker will likely see their minutes increase as well.

So far this season, Edwards has only missed three total games, averaging 26.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game while shooting 46.8 percent from the floor and 38.4 percent from three-point range. He currently ranks 11th in the league in scoring this season.

After Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies, the Timberwolves will not play again until Friday night, when the Sacramento Kings come to town.