Butler didn’t tear ACL, but surgery is needed

Jimmy Butler rejoined Andrew Wiggins and the rest of the Timberwolves for practice Wednesday.

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.

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…”