Jan 12, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard A.J. Price (22) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs guard Cory Joseph (left) during the second half at AT&T Center. The Spurs won 104-86. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard AJ Price underwent appendectomy

After being a “surprise” inactive when the Minnesota Timberwolves took on the Toronto Raptors on Sunday night, there is now some clarity surrounding point guard A.J. Price.

The franchise announced that Price underwent an emergency appendectomy over the weekend, and while there is no timetable for his return, it isn’t unreasonable to think that it could sideline him for the remainder of the regular season. The 27-year-old point guard from UConn has been a marginal player for Minnesota this season, appearing in just 28 games, but it is always good to have a deep bench and this one could sting.

Price has averaged just 1.6 points and 0.5 assists per game on the year, but he filled in valiantly at times when Minnesota encountered injuries to their admittedly deep backcourt. Without him, the T-Wolves will be just fine with a rotation of Ricky Rubio (the starter) and J.J. Barea, and it’s important to note that he has not been ruled out for the duration of the season, but appendectomies (or anything resembling them) are scary, and we wish Price the best in recovery.

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