CHICAGO — Timberwolves All-Star Anthony Edwards was helped off the court after suffering a right ankle injury during the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls.
Edwards landed awkwardly and collapsed to the floor after leaving his feet to deliver a pass to Mike Conley for a 3-pointer with 4:01 remaining in the quarter. Edwards immediately began grabbing his right ankle after the play and didn’t put any weight on the leg as a team trainer and injured teammate Karl-Anthony Towns helped carry him toward the locker room.
The Timberwolves announced at halftime that Edwards would not return to Friday’s game. The Wolves lost the game 139-131 in double overtime.
Now in his third season in the NBA, Edwards, the No.1 overall pick in 2020, made the All-Star team for the first time in his career in 2022-23. He is averaging 25 points, six rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting 46% from the field, all of which are career highs.