Jimmy Butler News Archive
Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that Butler (knee) has started running on an anti-gravity treadmill, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery on his right knee and is considered out indefinitely.
Butler has opted to undergo surgery to address his torn right meniscus and is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.
Butler, who underwent an MRI on Saturday, has been diagnosed with a "meniscal injury" in his right knee, which Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports has reported is a tear.
Butler (knee) is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Bulls, Nick Friedell of ESPN reports.
X-rays on Butler's knee came back negative following Friday's game versus the Rockets, but he will still undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the full extent of his injury, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports
Butler got helped to the locker room Friday after suffering an apparent leg injury in non-contact situation, Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN.com reports.
Butler didn't play in Sunday's All-Star Game due to an illness and was eager to rest up for the second half, Chris Chavez of Sports Illustrated reports.
Butler generated 24 points (7-20 FG, 0-7 3Pt, 10-11 FT), five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and one steal across 41 minutes in Thursday's 119-111 win over the Lakers.