Report: Karl-Anthony Towns Is Out Indefinitely After Suffering A Torn Meniscus

The Minnesota Timberwolves have spent this year right at the top of the Western Conference, and after Wednesday night’s slate of games, the team holds a 43-19 record, good for first place in a tie with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Unfortunately for the Wolves, they may have to navigate at least some of the next 20 games without one of their best players.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Karl-Anthony Towns suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, and it’s unclear when he’ll be able to return to action.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN confirmed the news of Towns getting hurt, but made it sound like he may not need to miss too terribly much time.

Woj later reported that Towns will have surgery to repair his meniscus and be re-evaluated in a month.

Towns had already been ruled out for the Timberwolves’ game on Thursday night against the Indiana Pacers with left knee soreness. As for when he suffered the injury, that part is less clear — he was only on the floor for 21 minutes during the team’s last game, but 15 of those came in the second half.

After appearing in only 29 games due to injuries last year, Towns has been quite durable for the Timberwolves during the 2023-24 campaign, as he’s appeared in 60 of the team’s 62 games. He’s averaged 22.1 points, 8.4 rebounds, and three assists in 32.8 minutes a night en route to an All-Star berth.