Budinger Has Successful Knee Surgery, Out Indefinitely

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that forward Chase Budinger had successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is out indefinitely.

It’s the same knee that Budinger tore the meniscus cartilage in last November, causing him to miss most of last season. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Pensacola, Fla.

Budinger will miss training came and the start of the regular season because of the surgery. Timberwolves officials have not set an exact timetable for his return and said more details on his recoery will be released when they area available. In his absence, the Timberwolves will rely more on Derrick Williams, Corey Brewer and first-round draft choice Shabazz Muhammad.

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