Wolves lose bruiser Pekovic indefinitely
Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic underwent an MRI Tuesday that revealed bursitis in his right ankle.
Pekovic left Monday night’s game at Chicago at the 6:00 mark of the first quarter and did not return.
The 6-foot-11 Pekovic has appeared in all 44 games this year for the Wolves, averaging career highs in points (18.0 ppg), rebounds (9.1 rpg) and minutes (32.5 mpg). Pekovic signed a 5-year, $70 million deal with Minnesota in the offseason.
The Timberwolves squared their record at 22-22 with the win over the Bulls on Monday night.
Minnesota returns to action tonight facing the New Orleans Pelicans at the Target Center in Minneapolis at 7:10 p.m.