Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
The Minnesota Timberwolves announce that Josh Howard tore his ACL and has been waived.
From the team:
Timberwolves Waive Josh Howard
Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived forward/guard Josh Howard after an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) revealed he has a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) in his right knee. The injury, which will sideline him for the remainder of the season, occurred in the second quarter of the Friday, Dec. 14 contest at New Orleans.
"It's unfortunate to see Josh's season come to an abrupt end due to injury," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "Due to several injuries, we have an immediate need at the wing position, necessitating today's transaction. Josh was a consummate professional and important contributor to our team in his short time with us and we wish him the best with his recovery."
Signed by the Wolves as a free agent on November 16, Howard averaged 6.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11 games this season for Minnesota.