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Nemanja Bjelica Is Done for the Year

Canis sheds a tear for Belly.

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Timberwolves have announced Nemanja Bjelica will miss the rest of the season.

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) taken this morning revealed that Nemanja Bjelica suffered an injury to his left foot. Bjelica is seeking medical opinions from the appropriate specialists to determine his treatment options and will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates as to Bjelica’s progress will be issued when more information becomes available. Bjelica’s injury occurred during the second quarter of last night’s 117-104 loss to the Boston Celtics. Appearing in 65 games this season, Bjelica registered averages of 6.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18.3 minutes per contest. The 6-10 forward owns career averages of 5.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 125 career games over two seasons with Minnesota.





Welp, I’m shedding a tear as I hear that Belly is out for the year. It’s worse than we feared. His foot is in bad shape, and the Timberwolves’ playoff chances look slim without him.

The timing makes me say “Jeez,” since he was confidently bombing 3s, getting boards among the trees, and rolling with his G’s:

NBA: Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Oh well. Belly will likely be back next year and his confidence should carry over. His game isn’t built around superior athleticism, so I wouldn’t think this setback should hurt him in the long run. When more information on this injury becomes available, we will have the updates here at Canis.