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Timberwolves: Covington, Rose, Teague all out for rest of season

(From left to right): Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose and Robert Covington will miss the remainder of the 2018-2019 regular season. Photo: AP (Teague & Rose)/KSTP (Covington)
(From left to right): Jeff Teague, Derrick Rose and Robert Covington will miss the remainder of the 2018-2019 regular season.

March 21, 2019 11:55 AM

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Thursday injury updates regarding Robert Covington, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague.

Covington, who has missed the last 34 games while recovering from a right knee bone bruise, had made improvements in his recovery and had progressed on-court activites. However, he recently suffered a setback which will require further treatment before returning to the court. As a result, he is expected to miss the remainder of the season. 

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Rose has missed the last four games while experiencing soreness and swelling in his right elbow. An MRI taken Tuesday at Mayo Clinic Square revealed a chip fracture and a loose body in his elbow. As a result, he is expected to miss the rest of the season. 

Teague has also missed the past four games after reaggravating a left foot injury that was originally suffered in December, according to the team. On Tuesday, Teague received an injection designed to treat chronic inflammation. He will now wear a boot and will miss the remainder of the 2018-2019 season.

The Timberwolves have 11 games remaining in the regular season. At 32-39 and 10 games back of the eighth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, they are expected to miss playoffs.

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