Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns exited tonight’s 115-107 loss to the Washington Wizards 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.
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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|