Jimmy Butler underwent surgery, out indefinitely

Reports suggest Butler could miss up to six weeks.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Jimmy Butler is out indefinitely after undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Sunday morning, the Timberwolves announced

The Wolves say Butler is out indefinitely, but multiple reports this weekend suggest Butler will be out 4-6 weeks, which would corroborate with the average time missed by NBA players who undergo meniscal surgery, according to Reuters. 

Related:

Jimmy Butler to undergo surgery, return uncertain

Butler suffered the injury in Friday's loss to the Houston Rockets. 

Without him, the Wolves defeated the Chicago Bulls 122-104 Saturday night. 

Read more about how the Wolves will adjust without Butler, and how his absence could impact them as they fight for their first spot in the playoffs since 2004, right here

Next Up

Danielle Hunter

And just like that, the Vikings defense appears fully loaded

The defensive line will likely have four entirely new starters from last year.

Pixabay - black bear

Why conditions in Minnesota are ripe for more bear-human conflicts

A one-two punch of a May frost and dry spell could lead to a natural food shortage.

Minnesota Public Radio MPR

MPR News shakes up its radio schedule, will launch new shows

The changes involve popular hosts Cathy Wurzer, Kerri Miller and Angela Davis.

Wikimedia Commons - Maplewood Mall exterior

Owner of 2 Twin Cities malls files bankruptcy

The group cited the "significant challenges" posed by the pandemic.

blue-green algae mpca

Heat wave leads to early reports of blue-green algae on some Minnesota lakes

The August-like weather could mean a green summer on local lakes.

light rail

Pandemic still significantly impacting Metro Transit ridership

Transit officials said there are signs ridership is slowly rebounding.

Screen Shot 2021-06-15 at 9.06.25 AM

Multi-vehicle crash involving Metro Mobility bus in Andover

One person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

covid

Delta variant circulating in Minnesota, health officials urge vaccination

"The unvaccinated are still at risk for the virus – and it has a way of finding the unvaccinated."

delta note plane

Minnesota pilot's pre-pandemic note found on parked plane 435 days later

The pilot thought the plane would only be in storage for two weeks. He was wrong.

Screen Shot 2021-06-15 at 7.12.44 AM

Former KARE 11 reporter claims on live TV that Fox Corp. is 'muzzling her'

She says she'll be leaking audio via Project Veritas, a right-wing activist organization that targets media organizations using sting operations.

Related

Butler underwent surgery on his shooting hand

He was seen with his right hand in a wrap on Wednesday.

Report: Jimmy Butler will undergo surgery, return in question

Butler suffered the injury midway through the third quarter against Houston.

Jimmy Butler rumors heating up again after days of quiet

Butler, per a report, is still working out in Minneapolis.

Jimmy Butler sits out again, Portland crushes Wolves by 30

Butler has sat out of two divisional games in the last week.

Butler calls out Wolves teammates: 'I don't like it'

"Teams just do whatever they want against us." - Butler

Jimmy Butler spends a day with teenager battling cancer

Butler will be featured with the youngest on an episode of "My Wish" on ESPN.

Fan heckles Jimmy Butler at Minneapolis gym

Plus, the latest rumors about a potential Butler trade.