Timberwolves Zach Lavine Out For The Year With Torn ACL

Alexander Shun | @alexpshun

Digital Content Manager | KFAN.com

It was announced today that Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach Lavine will miss the remainder of the 2016-17 season with a torn ACL.

According to the release from the Timberwolves, Lavine suffered the injury during Friday night's 116-108 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

Further updates regarding Lavine's injury and rehab will be released as the information becomes available.

The complete release from the team is below.

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken this morning at Mayo Clinic by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm revealed that Wolves guard Zach LaVine has a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in his left knee. LaVine, who will have surgery at a to-be-determined date, will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates as to LaVine’s progress will be issued when more information becomes available.

The injury occurred during last night’s 116-108 loss to the Detroit Pistons.

In 47 games this season, LaVine averaged 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 37.2 minutes per game. In his third NBA season, LaVine holds career averages of 13.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 206 games. 

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