Towns out with concussion for 1st missed game of his career

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves was involved in car accident Thursday Feb. 21 in the Twin Cities. Bob Donnan  USA TODAY Sports

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves was involved in car accident Thursday Feb. 21 in the Twin Cities. Bob Donnan USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was questionable for Friday night's game in NY against the Knicks after a vehicle accident in the Minneapolis area.

Timberwolves interim coach Ryan Saunders said Friday morning Karl-Anthony Towns was involved in a auto accident Thursday on the way to the airport.

While Towns is listed as questionable to play against the Knicks, the good news is he was able to get on a commercial flight to NY and is with the team.

This story is still developing... The club listed Towns on the injury report with "rest" as the reason.

The All-Star forward was placed in the concussion protocol earlier in the day, ending his streak of 303 consecutive games started. He was cleared to fly and arrived in NY, where after further examination he was placed in the concussion protocol and ruled out for Friday's game against the Knicks.

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It wasn't immediately clear where the accident occurred.

Prior to Friday's game, the team ruled out Towns.

The 7-footer is averaging 23.1 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.

Timberwolves interim coach Ryan Saunders said the team didn't have any injury information to reveal.

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