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Jimmy Butler Suffers Right Knee Injury, Timberwolves Say

Butler suffered the injury in a Friday game against the Rockets

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler suffered a meniscal injury in his right knee, according to an MRI conducted by the team Saturday.

Butler, who sustained the injury during the team’s loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday night, was helped off the court by teammates, and was unable to put any weight on his leg.

The forward is averaging 22.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game in his first season with the Timberwolves. Butler was traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Timberwolves at last summer’s NBA Draft in a swap that landed the Bulls Zach LaVine and rookie sensation Lauri Markkanen.

There is no timetable for Butler’s return to the court, and the Timberwolves say they will provide one as more information becomes available about his MRI results. 

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