The Minnesota Timberwolves have received some very bad news at a very bad time.
Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards is still in a walking boot and is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. Per radio announcer Alan Horton,
The injury occurred on Friday when Edwards fell awkwardly on his right leg and immediately screamed in pain. He spent the next few moments writhing on the ground and pounding the floor before being attended to by Timberwolves trainers. Eventually he was helped off the floor.
The last thing Minnesota wanted to see given its weather conditions. The 35-36 Wolves currently sit in eighth place in the Western Conference, but are part of a glut of teams currently in the middle of the standings. They are only two games behind the fifth-place Los Angeles Clippers and 1.5 games ahead of the 12th-place New Orleans Pelicans.
With only three weeks and 11 games left in the regular season, the Timberwolves don’t have much time for Edwards to recover and also plenty of time to be out of the play-in tournament.
Entering Friday, Edwards was averaging 25 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, while shooting 46.0% from the field and 36.9% from 3-point range. All of those numbers were career highs.