Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns was declared OUT against the Nets due to a bruised tailbone, an injury he suffered against in the team’s previous game against the Washington Wizards.
Tonight’s @Timberwolves Starters at Brooklyn:
Patrick Beverley – Left Adductor Strain
Jaden McDaniels- Flu-like Symptoms
Karl-Anthony Towns- Tailbone Contusion
McKinley Wright IV – G League Two-Way
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) December 4, 2021
He exited the team’s 115-107 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday after taking a hard fall late in the game.
Towns injured his back after driving the hoop for a dunk with 2:14 remaining, landing awkwardly on the way down. He was immediately in visible pain, seen holding his back as he returned to the bench before leaving the game.
Towns exited the game after a monstrous performance, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
Karl-Anthony Towns crashes to the floor late, and was laying down on the bench after this crash. He went back 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 if he could miss any games.
What is Karl-Anthony Towns’ injury?
It is unclear the severity of Town’s injury but the good news, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, X-rays on his back returned negative.
X-rays on the lower back of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns returned negative, source tells ESPN. KAT landed hard on his back in Minnesota’s loss to Wizards tonight. He had 34 and 10 before leaving game.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 2, 2021
“I feel better than I thought I was going to feel,” Towns said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Chris Hine.
How long will Karl-Anthony Towns be out?
It’s unclear if Towns will miss any games, with no timetable on his injury yet announced.
Timberwolves upcoming schedule 2021-22
|Dec. 3||at Nets||7:30 PM|
|Dec. 6||vs. Hawks||8:00 PM|
|Dec. 8||vs. Jazz||8:00 PM|
|Dec. 10||vs. Cavaliers||8:00 PM|
|Dec. 12||at Trail Blazers||9:00 PM|
|Dec. 15||at Nuggets||9:00 PM|
|Dec. 17||vs. Lakers||8:00 PM|