Karl-Anthony Towns’ X-rays negative after falling on his back

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Antigoni Zachari

02/Dec/21 10:32


It was a scary fall for Karl-Anthony Towns, but luckily it turned out to be only a minor inconvenience

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns had to exit the game against the Washington Wizards in the final minutes, after injuring himself on a dunk.

The injury occurred when Towns went up for a dunk and landed horizontally on his back, appearing to have injured his tailbone. Despite the scare, he underwent X-rays that turned back negative after the game, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

“I feel better than I thought I was going to feel,” Towns told reporters after the game. Prior to exiting the court, he had 34 points in the 115-107 loss to the Wizards.

The former No. 1 draft pick has faced several injuries over the past couple of seasons. In the 2019-20 campaign he was sidelined after a knee injury and in this past season, he missed several games due to a wrist injury and COVID-19.

Despite all that, he is having a notable season with the Timberwolves, averaging 23.5 points, 9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest.


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