MRI results on Timberwolves’ Jeff Teague’s knee revealed
Teague, now 29 years of age, underwent an MRI screening on Thursday. The results showed a sprained left knee, but no structural damage. However, the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon has been ruled out indefinitely, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
MRI revealed that Minnesota guard Jeff Teague has a sprained left knee, but there's no structural damage, league sources tell ESPN. He will be out of lineup for indefinite period of time.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 28, 2017
In his 31 games played for the Timberwolves this season, Teague has turned in averages of 13.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting from the field (37.5 percent from beyond the arc), 7.3 assists, and 3.1 rebounds.
According to a report from Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune, the Timberwolves will likely turn to Tyus Jones at point guard going forward.
“As always, it’s whatever the team needs me to do,” Jones said after Wednesday’s overtime win. “I’m hoping Jeff is all right. You never want to see anyone go out with an injury. But it’s the next man up. I’m ready to help this team in any way.”
Jones started three straight games for the Timberwolves in November when Teague was out with a sore Achilles. The team performed well in that span (2-1), and Jones turned in averages of 12.3 points on 54.1 percent shooting with 6.7 assists.
After Wednesday night’s 128-125 win over the Nuggets, the Timberwolves are carrying a five-game winning streak and an overall record of 22-13, which is good for the No. 1 spot in the Northwest Division. They’ll look to keep their momentum rolling on Thursday night in Milwaukee when they face off against the Bucks. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. EST.