Mar 7, 2024 - Sports

Karl-Anthony Towns needs knee surgery and will miss the rest of the regular season

A Black man under blue-tinged lights looks down in a darkened basketball arena.

Karl-Anthony Towns at Target Center on February 28. Photo: David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images

Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns will likely miss the rest of the regular season after having surgery on an injured knee, according to multiple reports.

Why it matters: The Wolves will now have to fight for a playoff position without one of their biggest stars. KAT's the second-most prolific scorer on a team currently battling for the NBA's best record.

Driving the news: The Athletic's Shams Charania was first to report Towns had a torn meniscus. The Star Tribune later confirmed Towns would need surgery to repair the injury.

What they're saying: "If all goes well the Wolves will have him in the playoffs at some point," The Athletic's local beat writer Jon Krawczynski tweeted. "All depends on how the recovery goes."

What's next: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported the team will re-evaluate Towns in a month, adding that KAT's expected back "early" in the playoffs.

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