Karl-Anthony Towns has been sidelined since late November, but could soon return to action before the end of the regular season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves shared an update Wednesday on the three-time All-Star’s health and said he will likely return in the coming weeks.
«Towns continues to make progress in his rehabilitation program and has been participating in basketball activities,» the team announced. «He is expected to return in the coming weeks and further updates on his state of play will be provided as they become available.»
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Towns suffered a non-contact injury to his calf muscle during a November 28 game against the Washington Wizards. He now he has missed 49 games and counting.
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The Timberwolves initially believed that Towns would need four to six weeks to recover from the injury.
The 27-year-old was averaging a career-high 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game before he was injured.
He recently started ramping up his on-court basketball activity, but there are only three and a half weeks left in the regular season with the Timberwolves in the middle of the Western Conference playoff race.
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In their statement, the Timberwolves said «further updates will be provided as they become available» but did not announce details.
Associated Press contributed to this report.