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Bad news for three Timberwolves players on the injury list

Covington, Rose and Teague all out for the rest of the season

March 21, 2019 - 11:14 am

The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced updates on three injured players who have all missed significant time.  None of the news was particularly good for a team trying to play out the stretch with limited options.  

Forward Robert Covington, a key piece in the Jimmy Butler trade with Philadelphia, has been sidelined with a right knee bone bruise since December 31st.  After making inprovement and preparing to rejoin the team, Covington suffered a setback which will require further treatment, according to the team.  They're now expecting Covington to miss the remainder of the season.

Covington had been a pleasant surprise for the Wolves following the trade, giving them a strong defensive presence and another solid contributer on offense.  Covington appeared in 22 games for the Wolves averaging 14.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.1 blocks in 34.7 minutes. 

Derrick Rose, who has missed the last four games with a sore right elbow, is also being ruled out for the rest of the season.  An MRI taken Tuesday revealed a chip fracture and loose body in his elbow.  Rose and the team are "exploring treatment options".  

Finally, starting point guard Jeff Teague has been in and out of the lineup with a left foot injury that originally happened in December.  Teague received and injection to treat the inflammation, according to the team.  He will weat a bood and is not scheduled to be evaluatied for approximately three weeks.  

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With the team basically out of the playoff hunt, there is little reason to rush any of the three back this season.  

The Wolves are in Charlotte Thursday night, a game you can hear on 830 WCCO Radio starting with the pregame at 5:30pm.  

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