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Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star guard Anthony Edwards will miss his first game of the season Saturday against the Toronto Raptors because he is still dealing with a sprained right ankle.
Edwards suffered the injury in Friday night’s loss to the Chicago Bulls; he landed awkwardly and fell after leaving his feet to make the pass. The injury appeared serious as Edwards screamed in pain and was unable to put pressure on his right leg as he was helped to the dressing room. He returned to the sideline in his walking boots.
The Timberwolves listed Edwards as questionable for Saturday’s game before ruling him out later in the day. Minnesota coach Chris Finch said Edwards is still wearing a protective boot and the team has no idea yet when he can return.
“I couldn’t walk on it, so I knew it was a wrap,” Edwards said Friday night. “See how you feel tomorrow.”
Edwards played eight minutes and went 3-4 from the field for eight points and an assist before going down with a sprained ankle. He had played in all 71 games this season for Minnesota, the only player on the team to do so.
The Timberwolves are already without star man Karl-Anthony Towns, who has been out since Nov. 28 with a calf injury. The team announced earlier this week that Towns is expected to return in the coming weeks.
Minnesota moves on Saturday night with the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors for the 6th place in the Western Conference.
ESPN’s Jamal Collier contributed to this story.