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Minnesota’s Ronny Turiaf out three weeks with bone bruise in knee

Ronny Turiaf

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ronny Turiaf of France watches a free throw in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 100-81. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Wednesday night, Minnesota’s Ronny Turiaf injured his knee when he went up for a rebound and came down awkwardly. He left the game and did not return.

Now comes the really bad news — he suffered a bone bruise in his knee and will be out about three weeks, something Flip Saunders said and was tweeted by Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press.

This particularly isn’t good for Minnesota because Nikola Pekovic is already out with an ankle injury (although he could return this week). That means the Timberwolves roll out Kevin Love and after that Dante Cunningham and Gorgui Deng.

That’s not going to help a team with dreams of a late playoff push with a run of wins.