Injuries to Shabazz Muhammad and Kevin Martin gave Robbie Hummel a chance — he was getting almost 30 minutes a game of run the past five games, scoring 6.6 points a game. He was getting his chance.
Now all that is on hold.
The run of injuries that has hit the Timberwolves all season has now hit Hummel, who broke his hand in the game against the Hawks, reports Jerry Zgoda of the Star-Tribune.
The Wolves termed Hummel’s injury a nondisplaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his shooting hand. He said he expects to miss four to six weeks after he hit it during a collision at third quarter’s end.
“I don’t even know. I have to look at the play because it happened so fast,” Hummel said. “It just felt weird right away. I knew it wasn’t right….
“It’s really disappointing,” Hummel said. “It’s tough to get in a rhythm, and I felt I have been the last couple weeks. It’s frustrating, but there are worse things that could happen. I’ve been through it before [he tore his ACL twice within a year at Purdue] so it’s just a bump in the road. Compared to the ACLs, this is nothing.”
The problem is when Hummel is healthy and gets back Muhammad and Martin should be back as well and it’s going to be hard to get Hummel minutes.
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