Karl-Anthony Towns Injured: When Will Timberwolves Star Return?

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32)

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns has been injured with a meniscus tear since the beginning of March. When will Towns return from injury?

Karl-Anthony Towns Injury: When Will Timberwolves Star Return?

After a monthlong absence, Towns is expected to return Friday night when the Wolves play the Atlanta Hawks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Towns has not played in a game since March 4 after suffering a meniscus tear in his left knee. The injury required Towns to get surgery.

Earlier this week, Towns was cleared for full-contact, 5-on-5 basketball activities.

Before the injury, Towns was having a terrific season, averaging 22.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists on shooting splits of 50.6/42.3/87.4.

Karl-Anthony Towns Returns For Playoff Push

After Wednesday night’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota fell to the No. 2 seed at 55-25, one game behind Denver for the No. 1 seed. If Denver wins out, the Nuggets will remain the No. 1 seed.

If the Timberwolves win their final two games against the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns, Minnesota will earn the No. 2 seed. The Timberwolves hold the tiebreaker over the No. 3 Oklahoma City Thunder.

If Minnesota loses one game and Oklahoma City wins their final two games, the Timberwolves will fall to the No. 3 seed. However, the Timberwolves can fall no lower than No. 3.

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