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Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns to miss 4-6 weeks due to right calf strain


Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a calf strain. The forward was injured during Monday’s game against the Washington Wizards. Reports circulated that Towns was unable to put any weight on his right leg, as the team quickly ruled him out for the rest of the game. According to Wojnarowski, Towns had scans on Tuesday to reveal the extent of the injury, and is expected to return sometime in January.

The 27-year-old Towns has played more power forward this season. He has averaged just 20.8 points per game, this after scoring at least 24 per game in each of the last four years. His 8.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game are an all-time career low. Towns is averaging 5.3 assists per game, with at least 20 points in 14 of 21 games this year.

With Towns out, Naz Reid and Kyle Anderson will see more playtime. The Timberwolves have struggled this year, are are currently 10th in the Western Conference with a 10-11 record.

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