Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns was declared OUT against the Nets due to a blow to the tailbone, an injury he sustained in the team’s previous game against the Washington Wizards.
Tonight @Timberlobos Starters in Brooklyn:
Patrick Beverley – Left adductor strain
Jaden McDaniels: flu-like symptoms
Karl-Anthony Towns- Tailbone Contusion
McKinley Wright IV – Two-way G League
– Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) December 4, 2021
He came off the team’s 115-107 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday after suffering a heavy knockdown late in the game.
Towns injured his back after driving the rim for a dunk with 2:14 remaining, landing awkwardly on the way down. He immediately felt visible pain, was seen holding his back as he returned to the bench before leaving the game.
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Towns exited the game after a monstrous performance, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Karl-Anthony Towns falls to the ground late and was lying on the bench after this accident. He returned to the locker room before the game was over.
– Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) December 2, 2021
What’s next for Towns? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on whether he could miss a game.
What is Karl-Anthony Towns injury?
The severity of Town’s injury is unclear, but the good news, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, is that X-rays of his back were negative.
X-rays on the lower back of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns came back negative, the source told ESPN. KAT landed hard on his back in Minnesota’s loss to the Wizards tonight. He was 34 and 10 before leaving the game.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 2, 2021
“I feel better than I thought I was going to feel,” Towns said. via Chris Hine from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
How long will Karl-Anthony Towns be gone?
It’s unclear if Towns will miss any games, and a schedule for his injury has yet to be announced.
Timberwolves upcoming 2021-22 schedule
|December 3||in the networks||7:30 PM|
|6th of December||against hawks||8:00 PM|
|December 8||against jazz||8:00 PM|
|December 10||against the knights||8:00 PM|
|December 12th||in Trail Blazers||21:00|
|December 15||on the nuggets||21:00|
|December 17||vs. Lakers||8:00 PM|