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Timberwolves’ Butler out indefinitely after surgery

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Timberwolves already knew they were going to be without shooting guard for at least two months. Now, Jimmy Butler is out indefinitely.

Butler had successful surgery on his torn meniscus on Sunday morning in his right knee. There is no timetable for his return.

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler is seen here attempting to post up Chicago Bulls defender David Nwaba (Getty Images)

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler is seen here attempting to post up Chicago Bulls defender David Nwaba (Getty Images)

The operation was performed by Dr. Diane Dahm, the team’s orthopedic surgeon in Rochester, Minn. The Timberwolves will have an update on his condition after he goes through rehab.

He was injured on Friday night against the Houston Rockets in a 120-102 loss. Butler was going up for a rebound when Rockets forward Nenê made contact with the All-Star.

Butler got the rebound, then seconds later, fell to the ground, holding his right knee. It was difficult to tell exactly what happened on the play, despite

This season, his first season with the Timberwolves following a blockbuster deal with the Chicago Bulls in the off-season, he is averaging 22.2 points per game. He’s also averaging 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 56 games.

With Butler, the Timberwolves were the No. 3 seed, trailing only the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors. The Wolves are presently 37-26 and are 10.5 games behind the Rockets, who are presently leading the Western Conference.

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