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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 3:03 pm  |  30 responses

Big Al Out Indefinitely

Kevin Love is undergoing surgery, and Al Jefferson is out with an Achilles’ tendon. So quickly the Wolves frontcourt fell: “In a surprising development Monday, Al Jefferson did not practice because of a sore Achilles’ tendon that caused him to play less than six minutes in the second half Saturday at Milwaukee.”

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  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    WOW. That sucks, for Minny… And for those people who drafted Al J in the first round (or 2nd) in Fantasy Basketball.

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Like I said, if it wasn’t for bad luck, the Timberwolves would have no luck at all.

  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    Damn…Hope Al is able to bounce back strong. He was playing out of his mind before he down the first time

  • Captain Jean Luc-Picard

    When an athlete, like Al, is immobilized for several weeks and then returns to full action, he is prone to over stress tendons. This includes the Achilles’ which has flared up on him. Stretching, icing, and heel massage (and possibly anti inflamatory meds) should bring him around by opening night. The remaining 3 preseason games are probably out of the picture.

  • LA Huey

    curse of KG…

  • tavoris

    Damn, Al….already?

  • Clark

    Damn. There goes my fantasy season. Damn.

  • TADOne

    In other news, Myles Brown could be heard crying on the bus.

  • http://dfkjslf.com Jukai

    play wit it, DP, play wit it hahahahahaha

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Ouch…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    “Al Jefferson is out with an Achilles’ tendon”…so he just has one? Is that even a problem?

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Well, at least they have Ricky Rubi…oh.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    good thing my fantasy draft isn’t until tomorrow.

  • traaz

    nooooooooooooo, how long will he be gone? going to the timberwolves game friday…

  • Yesse

    Jefferson is out again?

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Nice one, Russ. Ha!

  • Ken

    Ugh…right after I bought tickets to see the Wolves play the Suns on November 1st. This sucks.

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Looks like I won’t be drafting Big Al for fantasy. Thanks, SLAM! Who the heck will Minny have at center, though? Mark Blount? They’re screwed.

  • migs

    NOOO!! There goes my starting C in fantasy. Now’s the time to pick up Gomes folks.

    Damn, they don’t even have Craig Smith to park in the lane anymore.

  • BostonBaller

    AJ: Flash of potential allstar or flash in the pan. We may never know.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    How does that Bynum All-Star prediction sound now? Seriously though, get well soon, Al.

  • ClydeSays

    I can’t believe Sessions signed with them. I hope he enjoys the money. Who’s their next best big man? Brian Cardinal?

  • Knickerbocker

    Rubio for Eddy Curry, book it… ;)

  • http://slamonline.com niQ

    Gomes will be awesome. I have a feeling same goes for Corey Brewer.

  • SLAM’sFAN

    Great – another bum year for the Minny

  • AB_40

    he plays on adidas? nah just kiddin so they’ll be even slower out of the gate this season then they were all going to be… that’s gotta hurt for ‘em

  • http://thatsbecauseheleftyallintherearviewutah fireman10101

    Johnny flynn for r.o.y.??? Hmm…. Could it be???

  • migs

    Apparently, he has “flu-like symptoms”, and that’s why he didn’t play… please God, let this be the case!

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