Timberwolves Reveal Injury Diagnosis on Karl-Anthony Towns and Update Timetable for Return

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Karl Anthony Towns suffered a fractured hand which will keep him out for at least two weeks | Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Timberwolves have a lot to look forward to after acquiring point guard D'Angelo Russell at the trade deadline, in hopes of pairing him with star center Karl Anthony-Towns. However, almost instantly after acquiring the 23-year-old playmaker, the Wolves lost Towns to injury.

Well, what was a previously undisclosed ailment has now been revealed. Shams Charania reports Towns is dealing with a fractured left wrist and is expected to be sideline no less than two weeks.

Towns initially hurt his wrist in a game against the Thunder on Jan. 25. He received an X-ray after the game but it came up negative. Unfortunately, thing seem to have worsened and even the additional rest provided from All-Star weekend wasn't enough for him to heal up.

Despite a strong start to the season, the Timberwolves sit in 14th in the Western Conference at 16-37. Towns has struggled to stay healthy all season, having featured in just 35 games this year. When on the hardwood, Towns is among the best in the business, posting averages of 26.5 points and 10.8 rebounds on the year.

With the acquisition of D-Lo, it was intriguing to see if the Wolves' fortunes would change at all. It seems Minnesota's woes are just getting worse and the team now faces a tough stretch without its best player.