After missing the beginning of the Minnesota Timberwolves training camp due to a severe throat infection, 6’11” Karl-Anthony Towns is finally back in the Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, he announced Monday.
“There was [sic] more drastic things to worry about than basketball at that moment. I wasn’t too worried about basketball for a while. But I miss the game, I love the game. I miss these guys. Sick and tired of recovering at the house and not being able to leave and do anything,” KAT said in an interview.
In an Instagram story, Towns’ partner Jordyn Woods revealed that the Timberwolves star was indeed hospitalized due to an undisclosed illness. “On FaceTime yesterday… happy he’s finally feeling better… I had to take him to the hospital when we got to Minnesota right after my birthday.. what a week… excited to see what you do this season @karltowns.”
The throat infection suffered by the big man caused him difficulties with breathing, leaving him on bed rest for days. According to Towns, he was only cleared by his doctors to walk on Saturday, when he attended a Timberwolves team event.
With such a turn of events, can Towns still deliver for the team in the upcoming NBA 2022-23 season and help to increase Minnesota Timberwolves’ odds 2022?
What Is He Going Through?
Although some have concluded that it was just a severe throat infection that hospitalized KAT for an unknown number of days, he himself hasn’t provided many details yet on the nature of the illness that sidelined him for quite some time.
“Keep it private. We don’t have to put people through that again. It was a tough time for all of us. I’m just happy to be back playing basketba