Injuries Becoming Theme in Minnesota
So now we wait until Sunday to find out how bad Chase Budinger’s knee is.
Yet another injury. This time it was Budinger, who started in place of Brandon Roy, who went down. It happened mid-way through the fourth quarter, when Budinger got his foot stuck and his left knee twisted in a scrum following a blocked shot at the Wolves offensive end.
Already Kevin Love (hand) and Ricky Rubio (knee) are out. J.J. Barea (mid-foot sprain) missed the last two games; his status for Monday’s game in Dallas won’t be known until Sunday. Sunday is also when Budinger will have an MRI on his knee. But it is inconceivable that he would be ready to play any time soon.
Should neither Roy nor Barea be available Monday, the Wolves would be playing without five of the top seven players on their roster.