Minnesota Timberwolves basketball chief Tim Connelly announced Tuesday that the team doesn’t want to place any specific timetable of return for Karl-Anthony Towns (h/t Dane Moore).
But Connelly made it clear that there is a “full expectation” that the star big man will be back this 2022-23 season.
Towns has been absent from the Timberwolves lineup for over two months upon the sustainment of a right calf injury last Nov. 28 against the Washington Wizards. It was initially revealed that he’ll be re-evaluated for four-to-six weeks, but the big man echoed his frustration earlier this month via Twitch that his injury details aren’t accurate – revealing that he gained a Grade 3-level calf strain.
On Monday, speculations occurred when Towns posted pictures on Instagram that showed he is still wearing a walking boot on his left foot. As such, head coach Chris Finch made it known that there’s no setback happening on the center’s recovery.
“No setbacks at all. Just part of the process,” Finch said.
Minnesota, since his unavailability, has gone 17-15 on their record. As such, they are currently doing well and looking to keep up in the tight Western Conference competition as temporary owners of the eight-seed.
In 21 games he suited up this year, Towns is averaging 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game. His availability and production will be very much needed as the club eyes a postseason berth coming April.