The Minnesota Timberwolves and their fanbase got some great news on Wednesday when top star Karl-Anthony Towns revealed he plans to return to the court tonight.
Minnesota Timberwolves talent Karl-Anthony Towns has not played in a game since going down with a Grade-3 calf strain on Nov. 28. The injury was always expected to sideline him for some time, but few expected his recovery from the stain to take nearly four months.
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Part of why the 27-year-old has been out of action for so long is because he reportedly had a setback during the recovery process that forced him back into a walking boot. Well, it seems like that is all behind him and the team will soon get a major boost to their playoff hopes.
On Wednesday, ESPN reported that Karl-Anthony Towns informed the outlet that he plans to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves lineup tonight for their game against the Atlanta Hawks. The site also noted that “Towns will do a final check before the game” but fully expects to be cleared to play.
Karl-Anthony Towns stats (2002): 20.8 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 5.3 APG, 33% 3PT
The news is huge for the ‘Wolves as they reside in the ninth spot in the Western Conference playoff picture and are only a half-game away from falling to twelfth and completely missing the postseason. The team has nine games left on their schedule.
While Karl-Anthony Towns’ 20 points and eight rebounds average will be a huge addition to the Minnesota lineup, he and fellow stars Rudy Gobert and Anthony Edwards only had 21 games together before the injury. This means there could also be chemistry issues for the trio as the team fights to secure a spot in the NBA Play-in tournament with a couple of weeks left in the season.
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