Karl-Anthony Towns Out Indefinitely with Torn Meniscus

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have been battling through some mental blocks and mid-season boredom recently but they need to move on from those issues immediately because they’ve just been hit by some worrisome news regarding the physical shape of Karl-Anthony Towns.

Karl-Anthony Towns out indefinitely with torn meniscus

According to Shams, the Wolves’ superstar 28-year-old big man has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee and ruled out indefinitely. Charania went on to report that Towns has already gotten multiple opinions on his knee and received the same diagnosis.

Towns is averaging 22.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game, while shooting 50.6% from the field and 42.3% from beyond the arc. Towns also showcased his defensive prowess, ranking as the 2nd highest defensive rating in the NBA, behind only Rudy Gobert, his frontcourt partner.

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How long KAT will be out is still unknown but it likely depends on the degree of the tear. Normally, even a minor meniscus tear requires some sort of procedure to shave the torn part of the meniscus off. If that is the case, recovery is much shorter and NBA players have a history of returning to play in as little as three to six weeks.

A more significant tear and/or surgery normally requires at least three months to recover, and as many as nine months. But according to Woj, the Wolves aren’t convinced yet that KAT will miss any time. Apparently, the Timberwolves are still trying to gather information on what exactly Karl can and cannot do.

This article will continually be updated throughout the day as more news releases on what’s going on with KAT’s meniscus “tear”…

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