Karl-Anthony Towns Undergoes Surgery For Torn Meniscus, Faces Minimum One-Month Absence

Photo: Instagram/Karl-Anthony Towns 

In a significant setback for the Minnesota Timberwolves, All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns is set to undergo surgery to repair a torn left knee meniscus, as confirmed by the team following a recent MRI.

The procedure will sideline Towns for at least one month, raising concerns about his availability for the impending NBA playoffs.

This unfortunate development comes at a pivotal time for the Timberwolves, who currently hold the top seed in the Western Conference with a record of 43-19.
Photo: Instagram/Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns, boasting an impressive season with averages of 22.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and three assists per game, has been a key factor in the team's success.

Towns' absence poses a challenge for Minnesota, which hasn't enjoyed such a successful season since 2003-04. The impact of his injury on the team's defensive prowess, anchored by Towns, Anthony Edwards, and Rudy Gobert, could be substantial. 

With Towns on the sidelines, standout reserve Naz Reid is expected to step into the starting lineup, but the team may need to rely more heavily on Edwards, their leading scorer at 26.1 points per game.

This setback echoes Towns' struggles in the previous season, where he missed 52 games due to a strained calf muscle. 

Despite returning for the playoffs, he faced challenges, and the Wolves ultimately fell short in the first round. As Towns undergoes surgery once again, the team hopes for a swift recovery to bolster their playoff aspirations. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

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