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Timberwolves Announce Injury Update For Karl-Anthony Towns

A closeup of Karl-Anthony Towns during a game.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - FEBRUARY 28: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves watches the action in the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on February 28, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Coming off back-to-back All-Star campaigns with the Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns looked poised to establish himself as one of the premier centers in the 2019-20 season. But a wrist injury has slammed the brakes on what has otherwise been a career-year for the former Kentucky star. Unfortunately, the latest injury update for Towns doesn't bode too well for him getting back on the court soon.

According to Chris Hine of the Star Tribune, Towns is not practicing for the Timberwolves today. Per head coach Ryan Saunders, Towns is set to miss more games due to the lingering wrist injury.

The former No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick missed 16 games between December and January. After playing in 12 straight games, he missed last week's game against the Charlotte Hornets.

Towns is currently averaging a career-high 26.5 points per game thanks in part to a career-high in two-point field goal percentage. He is also averaging a career-high 4.4 assists per game.

The Timberwolves currently sit at 16-37 on the season - well out of the playoff race and owning the fourth-worst record in the league.

Though even when Towns has been healthy, the Timberwolves are only 10-25.

Suffice it to say, the Timberwolves have a lot of building to do if they want to get back to playoff contention.