Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Karl-Anthony Towns has been out for nearly three months and is slowly but surely nearing a return to the lineup following a calf injury. This comes as the Timberwolves look to build momentum following a big three-team trade ahead of the trade deadline and Anthony Edwards’ recent tear. They will still need Towns, however, if they want to make noise in the postseason.
Their game against the defending champion Golden State Warriors will be a great test for their playoff readiness. That being said, will their best player actually play against the Warriors?
Karl-Anthony Towns injury status for Wolves at Warriors at LA Clippers on Feb. 26
Towns remains out against the Warriors as he recovers from a calf injury that he suffered back on November 28th. The reporting about the injury has been vague at times but it appears to be more serious than simply a calf injury and it will keep him on the injury report for a little while longer unfortunately.
When is Karl-Anthony Towns coming back?
With 20 games remaining, the Timberwolves reportedly expect him back with 10-15 games left in the regular season, according to Shams Charania. That would put his return date between March 7th and March 18th. If that is indeed the case, Towns could be back a couple of weeks before the playoffs begin, giving him time to shake off the rust and get acclimated to new starting point guard Mike Conley.
Minnesota Timberwolves full injury report at LA Clippers on Feb. 26
In addition to Anthony-Towns, two other Timberwolves players appear on the injury report. Backup shooting guard Jaylen Nowell is questionable for the team’s game against the Warriors. This is due to left knee tendinopathy. Meanwhile, Timberwolves’ power forward Taurean Prince is also listed as questionable against the Warriors.
Minnesota Timberwolves’ next 5 opponents
The Timberwolves start a tough five-game stretch with a four-game California road trip beginning with the Warriors. With the Timberwolves currently 31-31, this could be a huge stretch for the Wolves. Here are their next five games:
(All times are in CST.)
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Golden State at 6:30 p.m. CT
Thursday, Feb. 28 at Los Angeles Clippers at 9:00 p.m. CT
Sunday, Mar. 3 at Los Angeles Lakers at 9:30 p.m. CT
Tuesday, Mar. 4 at Sacrament Kings at 9:30 p.m. CT
Thursday, Mar. 7 vs. Philadelphia 76ers at 9:30 p.m. CT