On Friday morning, the Minnesota Timberwolves reported that Karl-Anthony Towns was involved in a car accident on his way to the airport on Thursday. Towns was going to travel with the team to New York for their game against the New York Knicks. Towns traveled to New York later on Thursday night and stayed at the hotel to rest instead of attending shootaround with the permission of the training staff.
Coach Saunders told the media this morning that Karl-Anthony Towns was involved in a car accident yesterday on the way to the airport. He flew into New York last night and was excused from shootaround this morning to rest at the hotel. He is listed as questionable for tonight.
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 22, 2019
On Monday morning, the All-Star big man talked with the media in Minnesota about the car accident. Towns said that he feels blessed to not only making it out of that accident alive but also being minorly injured after the crash. He said that the situation held a five percent chance of him making it out alive from the accident of that caliber. Towns also said that he’s glad that everyone involved in the accident is alive and well.
Karl-Anthony Towns describes his car accident that he believes could have been life-threatening: pic.twitter.com/0Qey9tJ8O4
— Dane Moore (@DaneMooreNBA) February 25, 2019
Towns has been in the concussion protocol since the accident and he missed the Timberwolves games against the Knicks and the Milwaukee Bucks this past weekend. According to the Timberwolves, Towns has passed all the tests from the protocol and is now available to play against the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
Karl-Anthony Towns has passed all required testing and has been removed from concussion protocol. He is expected to be available for tonight's game.
Jeff Teague (left knee soreness) is listed as questionable. Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) remains out. pic.twitter.com/ujWHsxFIOA
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 25, 2019