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Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler suffered a non-contact right knee injury in Friday’s 120-102 loss to the Houston Rockets and was forced to exit the game.
Butler was unable to put any weight on his right leg and needed help to the locker room.
Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters that Butler will undergo an MRI in Minnesota on Saturday, while Yahoo Sports is reporting X-rays on Butler’s knee returned negative.
Postgame update from Thibs on Jimmy: Right Knee Injury, will be re-evaluated tomorrow with an MRI
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 24, 2018
Sources: X-rays on Jimmy Butler's right knee returned negative tonight, with MRI scheduled tomorrow in Minnesota and some hope around the severity.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 24, 2018
Butler is the Wolves’ best player and leader. He entered Friday averaging 22.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists.