Sources: Optimism KAT avoided substantial injury

Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star ahead Karl-Anthony Cities will endure an MRI on his proper calf on Tuesday, however there may be early optimism that he may need averted a considerable harm to his decrease proper leg, sources informed ESPN on Monday evening.

Cities suffered a noncontact harm turning to run down the ground on Monday evening in Washington, reaching again to seize at his calf and leaving uncertainty about whether or not he had suffered an Achilles harm.

Cities wanted assist to depart the court docket for the locker room, however an preliminary examination prompt that Cities’ imaging upon returning to Minnesota can be unlikely to disclose extreme injury.

The Timberwolves initially described the harm as a calf pressure and dominated Cities out for the remainder of the sport.

Minnesota misplaced 142-127 to the Wizards, dropping to 10-11 on the season.

Cities, 27, has averaged 21.4 factors, 8.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 20 video games for the Timberwolves. In eight NBA seasons, he has averaged 23.1 factors and 11.2 rebounds. The Timberwolves have been making an attempt make a Cities-Rudy Gobert partnership work on the group’s entrance line, pairing two All-Star 7-footers collectively.