Category Archives: Injuries

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 […]

What a glorious sight… Ricky is running again

Mark Remme of tweeted this afternoon a photo of Ricky Rubio running during the Wolves’ practice. With Ricky running now and eventually starting up some light basketball drills, we should be able to find out just how realistic our dreams of a late December return as a Christmas present to us really is. Share […]

Robbie Hummel has a torn meniscus

Former #Purdue star Robbie Hummel headed back to U.S. after tearing his meniscus in Spain. Thought to be a 4-6 week recovery. — (@GoldandBlackcom) September 12, 2012 Poor Robbie Hummel. Torn meniscus isn’t that bad of an injury and he should be back in about a month, but I do feel bad for someone that […]

Ricky Rubio back in December?

We’re all wondering when Ricky Rubio will be back for the Timberwolves to throw inspirational bounce passes back into our collective hearts. It’s pretty improbable that he’d be back for the start of the regular season, considering he hasn’t started doing many exercises with heavy impact (i.e. – running and basketball related workouts/drills). That would […]

What are the concerns with Brandon Roy?

35 minutes per game, huh? Brandon Roy mentioned his goal was to become a 35-minute per game player and Twitter seemingly exploded with incredulity. Personally, I didn’t get what the reaction was because it seemed like he was pretty clear in how he shaded the situation: “I think, even before I had any knee problems […]

Ricky Rubio's road to recovery video

When I saw there was a Ricky Rubio rehab video, I expected it to be something like this. Alas, it is not so. Wolves put together a nice look at the work Ricky has been doing to get his knee back to strength after the tear against the Lakers. It’s one thing to see the […]