Timberwolves All-Star Suffers Ugly Ankle Injury

With Karl-Anthony Towns expected to return "in the coming weeks", the last thing the Minnesota Timberwolves needed to see was this ugly turn of events—a gruesome turn of the ankle—for Anthony Edwards. 

Edwards can be heard screaming in pain, and then was seen pounding his hand on the floor. 

Ant-man was unable to put weight on the right foot after completely rolling his ankle.  

Yes, that is "tough to watch."

Edwards made a crosscourt jump pass before coming down awkwardly on the ankle; the incident occurred with about four minutes to play in the first quarter of the Timberwolves' 139-131 overtime loss to the Chicago Bulls. 

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Edwards was having a career year, and was named an All-Star for the first time. He's averaging 24.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists. 

The Wolves can ill-afford to be without both him and Towns, as they try to hang on to a playoff spot, right now sitting at 35-36, in 8th in the Western Conference. They're just one game back of the 6th seed, but also just one game up on 11th.