Timberwolves’ superstar Anthony Edwards leaves the game with a scary ankle injury and horrific scream
Timberwolves superstar Anthony Edwards leaves the game with a terrifying ankle injury after falling to the floor and screaming in pain in the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls
Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards was carried to the locker room after leaving Friday’s game early with a scary ankle injury during the first quarter of against the Chicago Bulls.
Edwards appeared to misland on his ankle after jumping to pass the ball and immediately fell to the court grabbing for his right ankle with just under four minutes left in the first quarter.
The 21-year-old let out a horrific scream that could be heard throughout the arena.
Edwards went into the night averaging 25.0 points on 46.0 percent of shooting in his third NBA season.
He played an important role in Minnesota, putting up a 35-35 record heading into tonight’s game, largely due to the absence of superstar Karl Anthony-Towns, who has missed months of the season with a hamstring injury.
Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards suffered a scary right ankle injury against the Chicago Bulls
Edwards was carried to the locker room with members of the Timberwolves organization
After losing the game 139–131, Minnesota’s record fell to 35–36, tentatively placing them behind the Dallas Mavericks for eighth in the NBA Western Conference.
Despite missing Edwards early but the first few minutes of the game, Timberwolves were able to push their play to double overtime.
Edwards received well wishes from two of his former teammates D’Angelo Russell and Jared Vanderbilt, who played for the Timberwolves until they were traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in February.
Both players tweeted prayer emojis, with Russell also saying “1” and Vanderbilt saying “A1,” referring to Edwards’ jersey number.
Russell and Vanderbilt posted the tweets just hours before they were scheduled to take on the Dallas Mavericks.
There is no update yet on the condition of the Edwards ankle.
Edwards received prayers in social media posts from his former teammates during the hours they played