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Wolves rookie Leonard Miller helped off court after scary fall Thursday night

Miller is averaging nearly 19 points per game with the Iowa Wolves this season

Wolves rookie Leonard Miller had to be helped off the court in the first half of Thursday night's Iowa Wolves game. The Athletic's Jon Krawcyznski reported Friday Leonard suffered a lower back contusion and is day-to-day.

Playing for the Timberwolves' G-League Affiliate, Miller gathered up a rebound early in the second quarter, drove the length of the court and went up for a dunk but was blocked by Wisconsin Herd center Ibou Badji. Miller fell hard on his back and was quickly attended to by Wolves training staff.

The 19-year-old was helped off the court and from the TV broadcast could be seen favoring his left leg while putting little weight on his right.

You can see the incident at around 1:00 in this video.

Miller was selected by the Wolves in the second-round after a trade with the Spurs. In four games with Iowa this season Miller is averaging 18.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2 assists and one block per game.