It’s going to be another two weeks before we see Karl-Anthony Towns back on the hardwood.
After sitting out the previous two weeks with a fractured left wrist, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Friday that Towns will miss another two weeks as the wrist continues to heal.
Here is the official statement from the organization:
Over the last two weeks, Towns and the performance staff have met with leading specialists to discuss management options while he continues to receive treatment for a left wrist fracture.
Presently, Towns’ fracture continues to heal, and as of now, he and the team will continue to pursue a non-operative strategy as part of his recovery. Towns and the team plan to evaluate his healing in two weeks and work towards an optimal return to play strategy.
Towns has now missed nine consecutive games for the Wolves, who are 3-6 in that span. After acquiring All-Star D’Angelo Russell from the Golden State Warriors ahead of the February trade deadline, Towns was only paired up with his best friend for one game, an 11-point loss to the Toronto Raptors, before being sidelined with the injury.
This isn’t the first time this season that KAT has missed time, either. He sat out 15 games earlier this year due to a sprained left knee. Normally an iron man in the league, Towns has missed more games this season than he had in his first four seasons combined – and by a considerable margin.
In just 35 games this season, Towns has still put up career numbers, posting 26.5 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game on shooting splits of 50.8/41.2/79.6.