NBA Basketball

Wolves' Butler out with meniscal injury

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves say Jimmy Butler has had an MRI that revealed a meniscal injury to his right knee.

The Timberwolves did not provide a timeline for Butler's absence Saturday, but it is likely good news that it is a cartilage injury, and not a ligament.

Butler was hurt Friday night at Houston in the third quarter and had to be carried off the court by a pair of teammates. The Wolves lost 120-102 to the Rockets and the All-Star had the MRI on Saturday at Mayo Clinic.


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