Jan 21, 2014; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Kevin Martin (23) dribbles up the court during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. Mandatory Credit: Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Timberwolves lose Kevin Martin indefinitely with broken thumb

The Minnesota Timberwolves learned some bad news on Saturday night, when it was announced that shooting guard Kevin Martin has been ruled out indefinitely with a broken thumb. The news broke just before tip-off against the Portland Trail Blazers at home.

From Mark Remme of Timberwolves.com:

The Timberwolves announced just before pregame on Saturday night that shooting guard Kevin Martin suffered a broken left thumb and will be sidelined indefinitely. The release said an update will be provided at an appropriate time.

Martin took an X-ray this morning at TRIA Orthopedics in Bloomington, which revealed a non-displaced fracture of the distal phalanx in his left thumb. The injury happened in the final minutes of last night’s 98-91 loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans.

Martin is averaging 19.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 32.3 minutes per game this season.

He is the team’s second-leading scorer behind only Kevin Love, so this is obviously a big loss for the Timberwolves.

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