Minnesota Timberwolves’ guard Jordan McLaughlin has been diagnosed with a sprained right knee MCL, as stated in the team’s official press release. He is scheduled for a follow-up examination in four weeks.
McLaughlin initially experienced right knee discomfort during the second half of Monday’s game against the Boston Celtics and was immediately declared unavailable for the rest of the match.
Though Minnesota managed to secure a 114-109 victory in overtime, and it was primarily Anthony Edwards’ extraordinary performance that brought an end to the Celtics’ previously unbeaten record on the road this season.
McLaughlin, aged 27, is currently in his fifth season with the Minnesota Timberwolves. In the current season, he has participated in five games, maintaining an average of one point and one assist per game.
Over the course of his career, he has competed in 191 games, with seven of them as a starter, and holds an average of 4.6 points, 3.4 assists, and 1.6 rebounds.
With Jordan expected to be sidelined for the next four weeks, Shake Milton and Nickeil Alexander-Walker will step in to fill his position.
However, it’s important to note that neither of them typically embodies McLaughlin’s true point guard style of play.