The Minnesota Timberwolves could soon get some significant help as they attempt to make a push for the playoff spot in the final stretch of the 2022-23 NBA season. On Wednesday, the team issued an update about the status of their star big man Karl-Anthony Towns and said that they expect the player to return to court “in the coming weeks.”
According to the Timberwolves, Towns is making progress in his rehabilitation from a calf injury and “has been participating in basketball activities.” The team added that “further updates to his playing status will be provided when available.”
Towns has been out since November after suffering a calf injury in a 142-127 loss against the Washington Wizards. He averaged 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in 21 games before getting hurt.
With less than four weeks left in the season, the Timberwolves are hoping they will get Towns on the court sooner than later. The team managed to stay afloat despite his injury, currently sitting at No. 7 in the Western Conference. However, only two games separate them from the New Orleans Pelicans at No. 12, which means that Minnesota still has a long way to go if they want to make the postseason.