Timberwolves Issue Karl-Anthony Towns Injury Update
The Timberwolves issued a Karl-Anthony Towns injury update this week. He will be sidelined for two weeks, at least.
Heading into this season, many expected this to be the year Towns really broke out.
On paper, he has all the skills necessary for success. Moreover, without the distraction of Jimmy Butler picking away at him, a lot of folks felt like he would finally have the opportunity to break through and become an elite player.
Unfortunately, that did not end up happening. Minnesota has struggled all season long and Towns has been hampered by injuries.
The Wolves are currently 16-38 through 54 games – good for second-worst in the Western Conference behind only the Golden State Warriors.
Although Towns is having a statistically great year with 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, it has not been an especially impactful one.
According to The Athletic NBA insider Shams Charania, Towns will be forced out of action for two weeks due to a fractured left wrist. Without Towns, Minnesota has only won six games all season long.
Minnesota’s Karl Anthony-Towns has a fractured left wrist and will be out at least two weeks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 21, 2020
After the Timberwolves went out and acquired D’Angelo Russell right before the trade deadline, there was some hope that fans would get to see him and Towns team up sooner rather than later.
Unfortunately, those plans need to be put on ice.
No matter when Towns comes back and how he looks, this season is clearly going to be something of a bust for the Timberwolves. That reflects very poorly on Towns as a franchise superstar, seeing as he is in his fifth year as a pro.
Additional updates on Towns’ health should come in the next few weeks, but it is apparent that the team needs to prepare to play without him for least its most recent stretch of upcoming games.