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Karl-Anthony Towns reveals reason he isn’t back with Minnesota Timberwolves

Back on Nov. 28, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Minnesota Timberwolves had just crossed the quarter-way point of the regular season, playing in their 21st game. The team was just 10-11 at the time, yet already facing plenty of outside criticism after trading five players, and five draft picks to the Utah Jazz for Rudy Gobert.

Then, KAT went down with a calf strain, which was surely an unfortunate twist but not anything that seemed to be a major concern. Officially, Towns was expected to miss four-to-six weeks with the injury.

Yet, that was back in late November, and we are now approaching four months, as opposed to weeks, since the last time Towns took the floor. Clearly, his timetable to return was off, by a large margin.

But on Monday, a report emerged, revealing Towns had actually suffered a major setback sometime back in January, which has led to a much longer recovery process for the three-time All-Star.

“It was obvious. You have a boot one day, then you’re out of a boot and now you’re back in a boot. That’s a setback. I think there will be a time and place to talk about that. But not right now.”

Karl-Anthony Towns opens up about injury setback

He also adds that the injury was never supposed to have a four-to-six-week timeline, with expectations for a much longer absence.

The positive news is that the Wolves are set to have their sweet-shooting big return to action any day now, and he’s itching to play. Amazingly, despite being without their second-best player for most of the season, the T-Wolves still remain in the playoff race, yet the recent absence of Anthony Edwards has not helped.

Still, sitting at 36-37, in eighth place in the Western Conference, considering their hardships, the Timberwolves still have a chance to reach the postseason, and that’s really all you can ask for.

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