Anthony Edwards (ankle injury) out indefinitely with only 3 weeks left in regular season
The Minnesota Timberwolves received very bad news at a very bad time.
Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards is still walking in walking boots and is out indefinitely with an ankle injury. for radio announcer Alan Horton.
The injury came on Friday when Edwards landed awkwardly on his right leg and immediately screamed in pain. For the next few moments, he writhed on the ground and pounded the floor until the Timberwolves trainers took over. In the end, he was helped up from the floor.
It was the last thing Minnesota wanted to see given the state of their season. The 35-36 Wolves currently sit eighth in the Western Conference but are part of the glut of teams that currently sit in the middle of the standings. They are just two games behind the fifth-place Los Angeles Clippers and 1.5 games ahead of the 12th-place New Orleans Pelicans.
With only three weeks and 11 games left in the regular season, the Timberwolves don’t have much time for Edwards to heal, and enough time to even fall out of the tournament play-in.
Early Friday, Edwards was averaging 25 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 46.0% from the field and 36.9% from three-point range. All of these numbers were supposed to be career highs.