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Karl-Anthony Towns injury update: He is out at least two more weeks with wrist fracture

Karl Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns will be out at least two more weeks due to a wrist fracture, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Friday.

Towns injured his wrist in January and underwent an MRI earlier this month. He missed one game before the All-Star break and will not be playing on Friday night when Minnesota plays its first game since the break.

The Timberwolves announced the following regarding Towns:

After sustaining a left wrist injury, Towns received a period of treatment and monitoring from the Wolves medical staff. Continued evaluation of the injury confirmed a wrist fracture. While Towns has been diligent in treatment with a goal of return to play, he has been assessed by multiple specialists over the last several days and the team continues to gather information on the optimal management strategies.

Towns has averaged 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in 35 contests this season. The 24-year-old big man made the All-Star Game the last two years, but not this season. He recently vented about the losing with the franchise.

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