Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns escaped a 115-107 loss tonight to the Washington Wizards after suffering a crushing defeat late in the game.
Towns injured his back after manipulating the downhill with 2:14 remaining, clumsily landing on the way down. He was immediately in obvious pain, seen clutching his back as he returned to the bench before leaving the game.
Towns left the game after a lousy performance, finishing with 34 points and 10 rebounds after the loss.
Karl-Anthony Towns fell to the floor late and was on the bench after this impact. He was back in the dressing room before the game ended.
– Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) December 2, 2021
What’s next for Towns? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on whether he could miss any games.
What is Karl-Anthony Towns’ injury?
The severity of Town’s injury is still unknown, but the good news is that according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, X-rays of his back have come back negative.
Sources told ESPN that X-rays of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns’ lower back were negative. KAT landed hard in the Minnesota loss to the Wizards tonight. He had 34 and 10 before leaving the game.
– Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 2, 2021
“I feel better than I thought,” Towns said, via Chris Hine of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
How long will Karl-Anthony Towns be absent?
It is not clear if Towns will miss any games, and there is no timetable for his injury yet.
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