Karl-Anthony Towns helped off court after non-contact calf injury
Hopefully this is not as bad as it looks.
Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony was trying to run back upcourt and went to the ground — without contact — grabbing his knee and calf. He had to be helped off the court.
The Timberwolves officially ruled Towns out for the rest of the night with a calf strain.
Karl-Anthony Towns (Right Calf Strain) is OUT for the remainder of tonight's game.— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) November 29, 2022
A right calf strain would be the best possible outcome, but an MRI will provide more details in the next 24 hours. This had the markings of something much worse, but ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports optimism that Towns avoided something serious.
Towns is averaging 214 points and 8.5 rebounds a game, and while his numbers are off this season — just 32.8% on 3-pointers, down from 39.3% for his career — as he tries to adjust to playing next to Rudy Gobert, he’s still one of the game’s elite big men.
The Wizards went on to beat the Timberwolves 142-127 behind 41 from Kristaps Porzingis.