Wolves’ Center Rudy Gobert is Dealing With a Sprained Ankle

Rudy Gobert with France in 2019
Rudy Gobert with France in 2019. Photo by Shutterstock (10371951a)

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert is dealing with an ankle sprain, which caused him to miss Saturday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. It is unclear whether Gobert’s injury will cause him to miss an extended period.

Gobert sprained his ankle during the 107-112 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. The three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year said after the game that the injury occurred when he landed on the foot of Bucks’ Brook Lopez.

“Yeah, I sprained my ankle, landed on Brook’s foot. Unfortunate play, but nothing too bad, so I should be good,” said Gobert.

Gobert has played on a high level this season, being one of the major reasons why the Timberwolves are in the hunt for the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. Besides being an intimidating defensive presence, Gobert is averaging 13.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks per game.

The good news for the Timberwolves is that they will get a two-day rest, with their next game against the San Antonio Spurs being scheduled for Tuesday. If Gobert’s injury is really just a minor one, he will have enough time to heal and return to court without missing more games. So far in 2023-24, Gobert missed only one game prior to Saturday.  

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