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There was good news and bad news in the MRI results Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler received on his injured right knee Saturday.
Butler, who hurt the knee three minutes into the third quarter in a 120-102 loss at Houston on Friday night, did not tear an ACL.
That’s the good news.
However, he did suffer a right meniscus injury.
Shams Charania of Yahoo said Butler will be going under the knife to repair the damage.
Jimmy Butler is expected to undergo surgery in coming days and could return within 4-to-6 weeks, league sources tell Yahoo. Final timetable will be set after procedure.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 25, 2018
NEWS: An MRI taken this afternoon on #Twolves forward Jimmy Butler's right knee revealed a meniscal injury. Further updates as to Butler's progress will be issued when more information becomes available. pic.twitter.com/IG3l9cODmb
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 24, 2018
Butler went to his Instagram account to post a photo of himself smiling, with the message:
“A wise man once told me… you gotta take the crooked with the straights… so i just smile through it all…”