Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will be evaluated on a weekly basis after dislocating his left wrist during the fourth quarter of his team’s win Saturday night.
The Timberwolves announced the injury Sunday, while ruling Towns out for the team’s contest against the Los Angeles Lakers. The ailment will not require surgery, the team said, and Towns will be evaluated as he undergoes treatment.
Towns described his wrist as “pretty sore” in the aftermath of Minnesota’s 116-111 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. He sustained the injury falling to the court with just over five minutes remaining but returned in the final minute to serve as a distraction.
“I couldn’t catch anything,” Towns said. “… I just was there in case my team needed me.”
Towns fractured the same wrist last season, missing the team’s final 12 games.
Through two games this season, Towns is averaging 19.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists. The 25-year-old has averaged 22.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game over his five-plus seasons in the NBA, all with the Timberwolves.