Butler Undergoes Successful Surgery

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) reacts to a knee injury on the court as Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) and team trainers hover over him during the second half. Photo: AP/Michael Wyke
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler (23) reacts to a knee injury on the court as Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) and team trainers hover over him during the second half.

February 25, 2018 02:28 PM

Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler underwent successful meniscus surgery Sunday morning.

Butler will be sidelined indefinitely after injuring the knee in Houston on Friday night. He was averaging 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game this season.

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The operation was performed by Team Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Diane Dahm at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

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Associated Press

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