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.
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?
Edwards may be out for some time. After suffering the injury against the Bulls, Edwards was placed in a walking boot and head coach Chris Finch said that the team doesn’t have a sense of how long the All-Star guard will be out, according to Wolves radio announcer Alan Horton.
Before going down with the ankle injury, Edwards had been incredibly durable, playing in every game of the season.
Timberwolves schedule 2022-23
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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