Category Archives: Injuries

Ricky Rubio will play tonight for the Minnesota Timberwolves

Ricky’s back: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that guard Ricky Rubio will be in uniform and is expected to make his season debut tonight when the Wolves take on the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center at 7:00 p.m. “I’m excited to get back on the floor with my teammates and play in front of the […]

Report: Ricky Rubio will probably return to action Saturday

Ricky… you got some playing to do… Our friend Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN is reporting that Ricky Rubio will return to action Saturday night at home against the Dallas Mavericks: A league source told 1500ESPN.com that Rubio will play on Saturday at Target Center against Dallas. Rubio is returning from torn anterior cruciate and […]

Ricky Rubio cleared to practice

From our Wolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that guard Ricky Rubio has been cleared to participate in full-contact practices with no limitations after consultation with Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colorado. With the final medical hurdle being cleared, Rubio will now practice with the team. Rubio and the Wolves medical staff will assess his […]

Brandon Roy had knee surgery, act accordingly

From the team’s press release: Minnesota Timberwolves guard Brandon Roy underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today on his right knee. The surgery was performed by Timberwolves team orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Fischer at the TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington, Minn.  Roy is expected to be out approximately one month. “Brandon had been experiencing some right knee pain, […]

Chase Budinger is out 3-4 months

The news is being sourced out to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski that Chase Budinger will be out for three months: After surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, Minnesota Timberwolves starter Chase Budinger will miss minimally three months, a league source told Yahoo! Sports. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery on Tuesday, and a […]

Wolves 90, Mavericks 82: "I don't use crutches"

Rick Adelman became a broken record last year. Someone for the Wolves would go down with an injury and he’d start talking about how guys couldn’t feel sorry for themselves and had to step up. They had to make the most of their opportunity to help the team. Ricky Rubio went down with his ACL […]

Chase Budinger has a lateral meniscus tear in his knee; will have surgery

WELP. Wolves announce Chase Budinger has a lateral meniscus tear in his injured knee and will have surgery later this week. There is no time table set for his return yet. Full press release: The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that forward Chase Budinger suffered a lateral meniscus tear of his left knee during yesterday’s game […]

JJ Barea warned for flopping; next one is a paddlin'

JJ Barea has been warned by the NBA for a flop against the Sacramento Kings. Jimmer Fredette was dribbling toward the right side of the floor, put his forearm up to clear space from Barea, and was whistled for the foul as Barea snapped his head back. This is what I like to call “JJ […]

Preseason Game Five Preview: Wolves at Bulls in the United Center

I’d like to talk to you about a serious pandemic that is hurting this great planet we inhabit. It’s called Knuckle Pushup Prehensile Fracture Disorder, or KPPFD. KPPFD literally affects dozen of power forwards each year, crippling their hands for month at a time. The key to battling KPPFD is to make sure workouts for […]

Injury update: Kevin Love is probably out (I have no idea how long)

After meeting with doctor in N.Y., there appears real chance Kevin Love could return within 5 to 6 weeks from broken hand, source tells Y! — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 18, 2012   Well, that’s good news. Apparently Kevin Love was doing knuckle push-ups with his trainer in his condo and that’s how he broke […]