Karl-Anthony Towns can’t be too happy about the way his season has started. Not one week in the season he finds himself sidelined with a dislocated wrist, with no true timetable for his return.
The injury happened during a game against the Utah Jazz, in which he was fighting for a rebound with star center Rudy Gobert, and then landing hard on his wrist.
He left the game to be evaluated but actually returned briefly to help his team win 116-111. However, his impact was less than he would’ve liked it to be, as he explained to the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
“I couldn’t catch anything. I was really there more just to be a distraction on the court. I just was there in case my team needed me.”
Clearly, Towns knew that something was seriously wrong, but not terrible enough that he’d sit out for the rest of the game. But after getting evaluated after the game, team doctors ruled that he shouldn’t be on the court for the foreseeable future.
Towns will not need surgery, which is certainly an encouraging thought for all involved.