Timberwolves’ superstar Anthony Edwards leaves game with scary ankle injury after falling to the floor and screaming in agony in the first quarter of Friday’s game against Chicago Bulls
Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards was carried to the locker room after exiting Friday’s game early with a scary ankle injury during the first quarter of against the Chicago Bulls.
Edwards appeared to land on his ankle wrong after jumping to pass the ball and immediately collapsed to the court grasping for his right ankle with just under four minutes remaining in the first quarter.
The 21-year-old let out a gruesome scream that could be heard echoing throughout the arena.
Edwards entered the night averaging 25.0 points on 46.0 percent shooting in his third NBA season.
He has been instrumental at Minnesota securing a 35-35 record heading into tonight’s game, especially in the absence of super star forward Karl Anthony-Towns who has missed months of this season after suffering a hamstring injury.
Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards suffered a scary right ankle injury against the Chicago Bulls
Edwards was carried to the locker room with members of the Timberwolves organization
After losing the game 139-131, Minnesota’s record fell to 35-36, which for the moment put them behind Dallas Mavericks for eight place in the NBA Western conference.
Despite missing Edwards for early but the first few minutes of the game Timberwolves have been able to push their game to double overtime.
Edwards received well wishes from two of his former teammates D’Angelo Russell and Jared Vanderbilt, who played for the Timberwolves until they were traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in February.
Both players tweeted out prayer emojis with Russell also saying ‘1’ and Vanderbilt saying ‘A1’ in reference to Edwards jersey number.
Russell and Vanderbilt posted the tweets only hours before they were slated to face the Dallas Mavericks.
There has not yet been an update on the condition of Edwards ankle.
Edwards received prayers in social media post from his former teammates hours they played