Timberwolves news: Karl-Anthony Towns has fractured wrist, out 2 weeks
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Karl-Anthony Towns has fractured wrist, out 2 weeks for Timberwolves

Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was diagnosed with a fractured wrist on Friday. Now, his timeline for recovery is set for two weeks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Towns has had a troubled 2019-20 NBA season due to a previous knee injury, which sidelined him for 15 games between December and the middle of January. Prior to the NBA 2020 All-Star Game, which the 24-year-old missed after not making the cut, KAT went down with a wrist injury.

Last week, it was discovered the injury would force Towns to miss games after the All-Star break — a curious epidemic going around the NBA, with other stars like Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard and Marvin Bagley III all missing significant time.

On Friday, though, it was revealed that the University of Kentucky product had a fractured left wrist. Towns will miss at minimum the next two weeks, an unfortunate coincidence following the Timberwolves’ recent acquisition of D’Angelo Russell.

Russell and Towns only had the opportunity to play in one game together for Minnesota before the All-Star break and the center’s wrist injury, which forced him to miss the last game before the break. The single game was a loss against the Toronto Raptors where Towns and Russell combined to score 45 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns has been averaging a career-best 26.5 points along with 10.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists through 35 games this season.