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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FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2020 file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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.

Anthony Edwards #1 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves speak during Game 4 of Round 1 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2022 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anthony Edwards #1 and Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves speak during Game 4 of Round 1 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs on April 23, 2022 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) beats Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Friday, December 17, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) beats Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Friday, December 17, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

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.