Timberwolves Shut Down Derrick Rose for Remainder of Season

Ruben Hill
March 21, 2019

The Minnesota Timberwolves' disappointing season will limp to a finish without three of their better players. Guards Jeff Teague (left foot) and Derrick Rose (elbow), who have both missed the last four games and had been sidelined at other points this season, are also expected to miss the rest of the year. Rose and Teague have been sidelined recently with injuries while Covington, acquired in the trade that sent Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia, hasn't played since hurting his knee on December 31.

Rose has missed the last four games while experiencing soreness and swelling in his right elbow.

It was a remarkable bounce back season for Rose, who averaged 18.0 points per game to go along with 4.3 assists.

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose (25) will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury. He had been progressing well of late and was taking part in on-court activities, but had a recent setback that will require further treatment. As for Teague, he received an injection on Tuesday to treat inflammation. The Wolves are No. 10 in the West, 9 1/2 games behind the No. 8-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Minnesota is 32-39, 9½ games out of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Wolves are at Charlotte on Thursday and Memphis on Saturday before facing teams now in playoff spots in eight of their nine final games.

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