Towns out with concussion for 1st missed game of his career

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 23, 2019 08:06 AM
Towns out with concussion for 1st missed game of his career
CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 17: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of Team LeBron goes to the basket against Team Giannis during the 2019 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2019 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is in concussion protocol after a car accident and is missing a game for the first time in his career.

The All-Star was involved in a car accident on his way to the airport during the break. He was cleared to fly and arrived in New York, where after further examination he was placed in the concussion protocol and ruled out for Friday’s (Saturday, PHL time) game against the Knicks.

Towns had started all 303 games since being the No. 1 pick in the 2015 draft, the longest streak to begin a career since 1970-71.

It wasn’t immediately clear where the accident occurred. Minneapolis police said they didn’t handle any incident involving Towns and coach Ryan Saunders had no other details before the game.

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