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Karl-Anthony Towns Hospitalized With Serious Infection

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Towns, 26, missed Minnesota’s training camp last week, and spoke to reporters on Monday about the ordeal. He explained that the condition prevented him from being able to walk until Saturday.

“I’m still recovering. I’m still getting better,” Towns said. “There was [sic] more drastic things to worry about than basketball.”

Timberwolves coach Chris Finch said Towns would not play in the team’s preseason opener on Tuesday as he ramps up his conditioning. Towns also underwent stem-cell treatments and platelet-rich plasma injections in his knees, left ankle, left wrist and finger on his right hand.