Just when it looked like Malik Beasley was set to get his season back on track for the Minnesota Timberwolves, disaster strikes. Reports state that the 24-year-old has just been diagnosed with a Grade 3 injury on his left hamstring.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Beasley is expected to miss up to six weeks of action due to the injury:

Beasley is coming off a 12-game suspension stemming from a civil dispute. After playing just four games following the lengthy layoff, Beasley was forced to sit out Saturday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers due to a “sore hamstring.”

The injury has progressed significantly and it has resulted in Beasley spending more time on the shelf. With Minnesota on full tank mode right now, it is actually a distinct possibility that Beasley gets shut down for the remainder of the season. Hamstring injuries tend to be tricky and at this point, the last thing the Wolves want to do would be to force the 6-foot-4 shooting guard back prematurely.

The good news for the Wolves is that D'Angelo Russell is set for a return following a two-month absence due to a knee injury. He's going to be on some sort of minutes limit in his first few games back, but he should eventually take on Beasley's role moving forward. Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch will likely need to employ a backcourt pairing of Russell and Ricky Rubio the rest of the way.