When will Minnesota’s ace return from injury after playing 21 games?

Towns is looking to make a comeback in the second half. 스포츠토토

Reporter Shams Karania of ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 15th (Korean time) that Carl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves could return to the court in the second half.

Towns, the 1st overall pick in the 2015 draft, has continued to serve as Minnesota’s ace since his debut.

Despite his height of 213 cm, he has a soft shooting touch and is able to score from anywhere on the court. His biggest weapon is that he averaged 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists in the first 21 games this season. 

However, his injury prevented him from playing at the beginning of the season. Towns left the court alone complaining of pain in his right calf in a match against Denver on November 29 without a collision with an opponent. 

Some predicted that it would be a long-term injury such as Achilles tendon rupture, but fortunately Towns was diagnosed with a calf sprain as a result of a close examination. Still, contrary to expectations that he would miss 4-6 weeks in the early stages of his injury, he has not been able to return to the court for over two months.

According to reporter Karania, Towns is aiming to make a comeback with 10 to 15 games left in the regular season. But since he’s been off the court for quite some time with an injury, he and Minnesota are carefully scheduling his return. 

Even in the absence of Towns, Minnesota is in 8th place in the Western Conference with a record of 31 wins and 29 losses in the season, thanks to the growth of Anthony Edwards, who made his debut in the All-Star Game for the first time.

If Towns comes back healthy near the playoffs, Minnesota could be a dark horse to shake up the game in the West.

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