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Ronny Turiaf hit the deck hard after colliding mid-air with OKC's Nick Collison as they both went for a rebound. Turiaf landed HARD on his side with his elbow tucked underneath the weight of his body. You could hear the impact clearly on the TV and those in attendance at the Target Center said you could hear him hit the floor clear across the court.
Ronny was helped to his feet by his teammates and he slowly wobbled to the bench, not moving that right arm at all. He sat on the bench for only a short period of time before being escorted by one of the trainers to the locker room. He didn't return to the court or the bench.
Turiaf had X-rays taken during the game that came back negative. However, the next day he underwent an MRI and they found that he had fractured the radial head of his right elbow.
When he talked with the media on Saturday, his arm was in a sling and he reportedly didn't look like his usual, jovial self.
Ronny will be re-evaluated sometime next week. Most minor elbow fractures can heal within a couple weeks by splinting. However, more severe elbow fractures can take anywhere from 3-6 weeks to heal and may even require surgery.
While Turiaf is out, Gorgui Dieng could get more minutes, but Adelman also said he wouldn't hesitate to play Kevin Love at the center or more minutes for Nikola Peković.
That's all for now, we should know more about Ronny this coming weekend, until then, thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!
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