The Timberwolves’ postseason hopes may have taken a significant hit on March 17.
During Minnesota’s matchup against Chicago, Anthony Edwards suffered an ugly ankle injury. The Timberwolves are right in the middle of the Western Conference playoff race, so losing their All-Star guard for even a short period could send them tumbling down the standings.
Here’s everything we know about Edwards’ injury and the latest news on when he may return to the court.
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What is Anthony Edwards’ injury?
Late in the first quarter of the game between the Timberwolves and Bulls, Edwards jumped to throw a pass to Mike Conley and rolled his right ankle when he landed.
He could be heard screaming in pain on the broadcast, and had to be helped off the court.
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Minnesota initially announced that Edwards was questionable to return with a right ankle sprain, but he was later downgraded to out.
Edwards finished with eight points in eight minutes.
How long will Anthony Edwards be out?
It’s unclear if Edwards will be forced to sit out additional games. The Timberwolves have not yet shared an update on his status moving forward.
Before going down with the ankle injury, Edwards had been incredibly durable, playing in every game of the season.
Timberwolves schedule 2022-23
Here are Minnesota’s next 10 games of the 2022-23 regular season:
|March 18||at Raptors||7 p.m.|
|March 20||at Knicks||7:30 p.m.|
|March 22||vs. Hawks||8 p.m.|
|March 26||at Warriors||8:30 p.m.|
|March 27||at Kings||10 p.m.|
|March 29||at Suns||10 p.m.|
|March 31||vs. Lakers||8 p.m.|
|April 2||vs. Trail Blazers||3:30 p.m.|
|April 4||at Nets||7:30 p.m.|
|April 8||at Spurs||4 p.m.|
Anthony Edwards career stats, highlights
- 21.8 points per game
- 5.1 rebounds per game
- 3.7 assists per game
- 1.4 steals per game
- 2.7 turnovers per game
- 34.3 minutes per game
- 44.0 percent shooting
- 35.2 percent 3-point shooting
- 77.5 percent free throw shooting