Mar 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) passes the ball past Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the first half at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

In-Game Injury Update

For what it’s worth, Kent Youngblood has a relevant news update concerning one Nikola Pekovic:

Wolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss tonight’s game against Memphis with a sprained left ankle. It is unclear how long he will be out with the injury, which occurred during Friday’s victory over Oklahoma City.

Greg Stiemsma is expected to draw the starting assignment against Memphis center Marc Gasol.

Pekovic had a 22-point, 15-rebound against the Thunder in his eighth game back after missing eight games with an abdominal strain. Pekovic also missed five games in late January with a thigh contusion. He also missed two games in November with an issue in the same left ankle.

In all, tonight will mark the 16th game Pekovic will miss due to injury this season.

All in all, an unfortunate development concerning tonight’s matchup with Memphis (and their thuggish front line of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph), but the timetable being uncertain is a bit worrisome. The Wolves take on the Boston Celtics Monday, so stay tuned…

And look out for some Chris Johnson!

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