Minnesota Timberwolves' Playoff Hopes In Jeopardy As Anthony Edwards Suffers Scary Ankle Injury In Game Against Chicago Bulls


Photo: Instagram/Anthony Edwards 

During the Timberwolves game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Minnesota star Anthony Edwards suffered a scary ankle injury and had to be helped to the locker room.

Edwards has been a key player for the Timberwolves this season, helping them rebound from a slow start and stay in the playoff race in the competitive Western Conference.

If he is forced to miss any time due to this injury, it could be a significant setback for the team's postseason hopes.

Photo: Instagram/Anthony Edwards 

Despite his exceptional play this season, Edwards was not initially selected for the All-Star team but was later chosen as an injury replacement, a well-deserved recognition for his breakout year in his third NBA season.

He has been averaging career-highs of 25.0 points per game, 6.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.6 steals while shooting 46% from the field, 36.9% from three-point range, and 76.7% from the free-throw line.

Edwards' stellar performances have been instrumental in the Timberwolves' current standing in the playoff race.

The team is currently in seventh place in the Western Conference with a record of 35-35, just one game behind the sixth-seeded Golden State Warriors.

However, if Edwards is out for any significant amount of time, it will be a challenging task for the team to make it to the playoffs outright without going through the play-in tournament.

The Timberwolves are expected to provide an update on Edwards' injury status at the end of the game.

Fans and the team are hoping that it is not a serious injury and that he will be back on the court as soon as possible.

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Source: Clutch Points
 


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