Minnesota’s Justin Patton breaks left foot during workouts, will miss time

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Timberwolves big man Justin Patton has had a horrible run of injury luck.

The Timberwolves drafted the 6’11” big man out of Creighton with the No. 16 pick in the 2017 draft, but before he got to Summer League he suffered a Jones fracture in his left foot, which required two surgeries (one at the time, then a follow up this April). He worked hard on rehab and spent most of last season in the G-League, only getting on the court for one game and four total minutes last season.

Now comes this news: Patton has broken his other foot in workouts. Jace Frederick of the Pioneer Press broke the story, but Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic summed it up cleanly:

The team announced he will need another foot surgery.

There is no timetable now on Patton’s return.