The Minnesota Timberwolves got some murky news ahead of their Saturday showdown with the Utah Jazz, with center Rudy Gobert initially listed as questionable for the game, per the team's injury report. Gobert is battling a rib sprain.

Rudy Gobert's injury status vs. Jazz

Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert.

The Timberwolves have struggled as a team with injuries in recent weeks. Karl-Anthony Towns is out for an extended period, and star guard Anthony Edwards also has had some physical issues. The Timberwolves are hoping to have everyone at full strength, as the team is one of the best clubs in the Western Conference. Minnesota is entering Saturday's game with a 45-21 record, good for third in the West behind the Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder.

Unfortunately for the team, Gobert has been ruled out for the game against the Jazz, with head coach Chris Finch adding that there's no timeline for Gobert's return, per chris Hine of star Tribune.

Gobert is one of the best players statistically this season for the Twin Cities franchise. The big man is leading the team in rebounding, grabbing 13 boards a game. He's also third on the team in scoring, with a nearly 14 points scoring average. He's been playing his way through injuries recently, putting up some video game numbers on the glass. Gobert grabbed 17 rebounds in a March 8 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Timberwolves and Jazz battle at 9:30 PM Eastern on Saturday. The two teams will also play on Monday. The Jazz enter Saturday's game with a 29-37 record.