Butler out indefinitely after meniscus surgery
NBA.com Global on Feb 26, 2018 07:28 AM
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) reacts to a knee injury on the court as Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) and team trainers hover over him during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
Minnesota Timberwolves press release
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that forward Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery this morning on his right knee. The operation was performed by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Butler will be sidelined indefinitely and further updates as to his progress will be issued over the course of the rehabilitation process.
The injury occurred during the Wolves’ 120-102 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday, February 23 (Feb. 24, PHL time).
In 56 games this season, Butler averaged 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists.