Towns experienced a noncontact injury while running down the court and immediately fell as if something seemingly snapped in his right leg.
It was a scary, rough moment for the team – who ended up losing 142-127 – because it looked like the injury could be quite serious.
The obvious concern for this type of non-contact injury is an Achilles tear. One of the subtle signs is when KAT looks backwards. Many athletes report a feeling of being “kicked” in the leg even though it’s a non-contact injury. Hoping it’s not the case for him. #Timberwolves https://t.co/JtLTaSdzFx
— Dr. Nirav Pandya, M.D. (@DrNiravPandya) November 29, 2022
The team would later report that they think Towns avoided a serious injury but Dr. Nirav Pandya took to Twitter to talk about how serious things could be.
Pandya pointed out that the fear with Towns is that he may have experienced an Achilles tear.
He noted that Towns looked backward after the injury as if he thought he had been hit by another player.
Pandya said that many people report a feeling of being “kicked” in the leg when they tear their Achilles.
The Timberwolves haven’t given a definitive update on Towns just yet.
They said that the All-Star forward will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine just what’s going on and what the next steps will be.
They did say, however, that there is early optimism that he avoided a substantial injury, which is good news.
Still, the reporting from Dr. Pandya is certainly frightening.
Even if Towns isn’t seriously wounded, it’s clear that he came very close to something bad.
We don’t know what the Timberwolves’ future looks like: will Towns be back or will the team have to push ahead without him for a while?
The team is now 10-11 after the latest loss and have been defeated three times in a row.
They are currently the 10th team in the West and fans are, again, growing restless.