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Timberwolves Granted Injury Exception
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On January 19, 2013 @ 6:30 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Wolves fans who make it to Target Center Saturday for the game with Houston – the game will not be televised – will see further change on the Wolves roster.
Center Nikola Pekovic will likely miss seven to ten days with a right quad contusion sustained Thursday. Guard Alexey Shved, who turned his left ankle Thursday, is listed as day to day, but will almost certainly miss Saturday’s game.
The Wolves have asked for, and have been granted, a hardship exception by the league because of their injury woes.
The exception – which is granted to teams with at least four players out for a minimum of two weeks – can only be filled with a 10-day contract. The other spot – the one that Hayward filled for a time – can be filled in any way the team sees fit. But Kahn said Friday that both spots would be filled, for now, with 10-day deals. That would mean Gelabale would be coming, essentially, on a short-term tryout.
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