The Minnesota Timberwolves will shut down three players for the remainder of the season to nurse injuries.
In a medical release, the team announced that guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague, along with forward Robert Covington, will not play for the rest of the year.
Rose was revealed to have a chip fracture in his left elbow, causing him to miss the last four games. Teague has also missed the last four games with a left foot injury. Covington had missed the last 34 games with a bone bruise in his right knee, and will miss the rest of the year to recover.
Rose had one of his best seasons in recent memory prior to the injury, making him a Sixth Man of the Year Candidate. He will end the year with averages 18 points and 4.7 assists. Teague and Covington were productive for Minnesota this season, both scoring in double figures, with Teague averaging 8.2 assists.
The player shut downs come as the Timberwolves sit at 10th in the Western Conference at 32-39, and will miss the playoffs.
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