Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
We've been waiting all day to hear about Chase Budinger and just few minutes ago, word came from the Minnesota Timberwolves Public Relations Twitter account that Budinger has suffered a lateral meniscus tear, that'll require surgery.
Budinger suffered the injury midway through the fourth quarter of the Wolves' loss to the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night, after being shoved to the floor by Bulls guard Marco Belinelli. Bud had to be helped off the floor, unable to put any weight on the leg.
A meniscus tear is better than what most of us feared: torn ACL or MCL.
Budinger's surgery is scheduled for later this week and a timetable will be determined for his recovery after the surgery.
The Timberwolves are VERY thin in the 'wing department' now and according to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities (via Twitter) the Timberwolves are very active in talks with some free agent wings. Mickael Pietrus & Josh Howard to name two, though the Wolves only have the veteran's minimum and a full 15-man roster. It's likely that Will Conroy would be waived to sign one of them (or someone else).
We'll have more on Bud after the surgery and more on the wing free agents the Wolves could/should be targeting early this week.
Until then, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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