According to ESPN, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns will miss at least four weeks due to a right calf strain.
According to the report, Towns’ three-time All-Star status could mean that he is out of action for as long as six weeks. Towns suffered a serious injury during Monday’s game against Washington Wizards.
Towns had an MRI performed on Tuesday and should be able to make a full recovery. He could be back in court in January within the four- to the six-week timeline.
Towns sustained the noncontact injury as he was running on the ground. Towns grabbed his calf and reached back at one point.
Towns were assisted by other players and Timberwolves staff members. Towns were finally taken to the locker room for an examination.
Initial tests showed that the 27-year-old did not have an Achilles tear.
In 20 games, the 2016 Rookie-of-the-Year averaged 21.4 points and 8.5 rebounds.
Towns averaged just more than 23 points per game during his eight years in the NBA.
Towns is a great asset to the Timberwolves, but it has been difficult for the team to make Towns-Rudy Gobert’s court partnership work.
On Wednesday, the Memphis Grizzles (12-8), will host Minnesota (10-11).