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.
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.