The Minnesota Timberwolves are updating the status of All-Star swingman Anthony Edwards’ following a frightening injury during Friday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Edwards went down in the first quarter against Chicago after landing on Bulls center Nikola Vucevic off a cross-court pass. Edwards badly turned his right ankle and let out a disturbing scream. Here is the video.
The Timberwolves soon ruled Edwards out for the rest of the game, but he returned to the bench wearing a large boot on his right foot.
Before Saturday’s contest against the Toronto Raptors (the second end of a back-to-back set), Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch updated Edwards’ status. He said that Edwards remains in a boot and is out indefinitely, according to Underdog NBA.
Minnesota holds the eighth seed in the West and is a play-in team at 35-36 this season. The Wolves are already without All-Star big man Karl-Anthony Towns. However, Towns’ return may be right around the corner. Now they might have to traverse most of these final 11 regular-season games without Edwards, their leading scorer at 24.7 points per night as well as one of their top point-of-attack defenders.