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Timberwolves Announce Jimmy Butler Has 'Meniscal Injury'

The Timberwolves said an MRI showed that Jimmy Butler has suffered a meniscal injury to his right knee. 

The Timberwolves announced that an MRI showed that Jimmy Butler has a "meniscal injury" to his right knee. It does not appear that Butler has suffered a torn ACL, as many feared after the nature of the non-contact injury. 

On Friday night, Butler suffered a non-contact injury in the third quarter of Minnesota's 120-102 loss to the Rockets. He collapsed to the floor grabbing his right knee after he landed on it while pivoting. 

The team said more information on Butler's injury—including a possible timetable for a return—will be released as more information becomes available. 

Butler posted an Instagram that ostensibly referred to the injury on Saturday. 

"a wise man once told me... you gotta take the crooked with the straights... so i just smile through it all...," the caption reads. 

Butler, a four-time All Star, is averaging 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists.