Posted February 11, 2014

Timberwolves’ Kevin Martin out at least 2-3 weeks with broken thumb

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Kevin Martin had started 48 games for the Timberwolves this season before injuring his thumb. (Sam Forencich/National Basketball)

Kevin Martin had started 48 games for the Timberwolves this season before injuring his thumb. (Sam Forencich/National Basketball)

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin will miss two to three weeks with a broken thumb on his non-shooting hand, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

Martin injured the thumb in the team’s loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday. He had it evaluated by a hand specialist, who indicated the break would take a few weeks to heal.

The 10-year veteran is averaging 19 points in 32.3 minutes per game in his first season in Minnesota.

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The Timberwolves are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and are currently seven games out of a playoff spot with star Kevin Love briefly sidelined with a bruised quad.


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