Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns is expected to be out for several games after he dislocated his left wrist.
The Timberwolves struggled in Towns' absence on Sunday, going down to the Los Angeles Lakers, with the reigning NBA champions cruising to a 127-91 victory.
The center underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist in 2019, though ESPN have reported this problem is in a different spot, and the Timberwolves have confirmed the 25-year-old will not need to go under the knife.
Towns sustained the injury late on in the win over the Utah Jazz.
"[Towns] has been really good for us," coach Ryan Saunders told reporters before Sunday's defeat in Los Angeles.
"So we need other guys to fill those roles and replacing Karl-Anthony Towns with one individual, you do that with a team effort and same thing we always say when it comes to guarding great players, do everything as a team and that's what this group has been doing."
Towns had been key to a 2-0 start for the Timberwolves, registering a total of 38 points, 23 rebounds and 10 assists.