Wolves Lose Star Point Guard D’Angelo Russell Following Knee Surgery
The Minnesota Timberwolves need a hard restart immediately.
It just isn’t working and it’s time to tear it all down and re-set just about everything.
Marred by injuries and poor play, the Wolves currently sit dead last in the entire NBA with a 7-21 mark and things have just gotten worse. On Tuesday, the team confirmed that former All-Star D’Angelo Russell will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body on his left knee.
ESPN Sources: Minnesota Timberwolves guard D’Angelo Russell will undergo arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body in his left knee and is expected to miss four-to-six weeks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 16, 2021
The recovery time for Russell is estimated to be between 4-6 weeks.
The Wolves have already spent the majority of the season playing without Karl-Anthony Towns who was sidelined for 13 games after testing positive for COVID-19. Former lottery pick Jarrett Culver also missed some time with a sprained ankle. Now, the Wolves will be without Russell as their disappointing season will surely continue to trend in the wrong direction.
Russell was averaging 19.3 points and 5.1 assists per game this season prior to his injury.