Update on Anthony Edwards' Injury Ahead of Timberwolves-Grizzlies Game

Amidst a season of thrilling performances, Anthony Edwards.

by Faizan Chaudhary
Update on Anthony Edwards' Injury Ahead of Timberwolves-Grizzlies Game
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In the dynamic world of the NBA, Anthony Edwards has rapidly ascended to prominence, especially following his stellar performance in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. His remarkable journey has seamlessly transitioned into the 2023-24 NBA season, where he now stands as a pivotal figure for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The team is poised for a crucial showdown against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Target Center on January 18, a matchup that's drawing significant attention. Currently, the Timberwolves are basking in the glory of their top position in the Western Conference, holding a two-game advantage over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Their recent triumph over the Detroit Pistons, culminating in a 124-117 victory, marks their third consecutive win, adding to their momentum.

The Latest on Edwards' Injury

As the Timberwolves prepare for their back-to-back clash with the Grizzlies, the team has confirmed Jaylen Clark's absence from the game, eyeing a mid-February return.

However, in a turn of positive events, Anthony Edwards is reported to be ready for action in this crucial encounter.

Edwards' Resilience Amidst Adversity

Edwards' resilience was on full display when he overcame a knee scare on January 16, before the game against the Pistons.

Despite concerns, he logged 33 minutes and delivered an impressive performance, contributing 27 points, eight assists, and five rebounds. This season has seen Edwards sidelined for only three games (from November 30 to December 11) due to a hip injury.

His health remains a priority for the Timberwolves' medical staff, given his integral role in the team's pursuit of postseason success. During Edwards' absence, the Timberwolves secured two victories in three games. His season averages stand at an impressive 26.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game, with a 38% success rate from beyond the arc.

Catch the Action: Grizzlies vs. Timberwolves

The Timberwolves vs. Grizzlies game is scheduled for a 10:00 p.m. ET tip-off on January 18, to be broadcast on TNT. Radio enthusiasts can tune in to ESPN Radio, the Wolves app/iHeart Radio, or ESPN 92.9 FM/680 AM for live commentary.

Additionally, NBA League Pass and FUBO TV offer online streaming options via subscription. For fans eager to experience the excitement live, tickets are available on Ticketmaster.com, with prices ranging from $23 to $356.

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