Minnesota Timberwolves monitor D’Angelo Russell will go through arthroscopic medical procedure Wednesday to eliminate a free body in his left knee and is required to miss four to about a month and a half, the group declared.
Russell had missed Minnesota’s past three games with what the Wolves said was an irritated left leg. Ricky Rubio again began in his place in Tuesday night’s 112-104 misfortune to the Lakers.
Russell was averaging 19.3 focuses and 5.1 aids 20 games (19 beginnings) this season for the Western Conference-most noticeably awful Timberwolves (7-21).
His nonappearance from the Wolves’ setup comes a year after the group obtained him by means of exchange with the Golden State Warriors.
The Wolves were searching for a direct watchman toward pair with All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, yet the two have played only five games together since the arrangement – once during the pandemic-abbreviated 2019-20 season and multiple times this season, as Towns was sidelined 13 games in the wake of testing positive for COVID-19. Minnesota went 2-3 in those five games.
Towns and Russell were chosen first and second, individually, in the 2015 NBA draft.
Also Tuesday, the Timberwolves said forward Jarrett Culver, who endured a left lower leg sprain a month ago, has been cleared to continue on-court exercises and could play by late one week from now.