Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns sidelined with dislocated left wrist

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be sidelined for several games with a dislocated left wrist, the team announced.

Towns suffered the injury in the Timberwolves' 116-111 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday after falling awkwardly during the fourth quarter.

He was evaluated by a hand specialist in Los Angeles and while he won't require surgery, he will be 'further evaluated weekly as he undergoes treatment to return to play.'

Towns suffered a fracture in the same wrist last season, which forced him to miss the final 12 games of the season, but according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, this injury is in a different spot.

The 25-year-old has started the season in great form for the 2-0 Timberwolves, averaging 22.6 points, 11.5 rebounds, and five assists.

The views on this page do not necessarily represent the views of the NBA or its clubs.

More from NBA.com

Lakers forward LeBron James defends Suns guard Devin Booker
Separating contenders from pretenders in West
Gilbert McGregor, Scott Rafferty and Kyle Irving
Jordan Magic
Which players are locks for Top 75?
Juan Estevez
NBA Films for Fans created with OLG
Previewing the five films set to premiere at TIFF 2021
NBA.com Staff
NBA Foundation
NBA Foundation grantee spotlight: CodeCrew
NBA.com Staff
Steve Nash, David Stern, Adam Silver, Andrew Wiggins on Draft Day
NBA Films for Fans created with OLG: "Draft Day"
NBA.com Staff
kawhi-leonard-game-winner-3
NBA Films for Fans created with OLG: "The Shot"
NBA.com Staff
More News