Chase Budinger will miss 3 to 4 months after knee surgery, Wolves say
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The Minnesota Timberwolves' injury woes keep getting worse.
Forward Chase Budinger will miss three months after having the torn lateral meniscus in his left knee repaired by Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday, Yahoo! Sports reported, citing a league source.
The Wolves confirmed the surgery happened at Andrews' clinic in Gulf Breeze, Fla., and set the timetable for Budinger's return at three to four months.
Budinger shouldn't have any lingering issues once the meniscus is healed, according to the Yahoo! report. He suffered the injury while filling in on Saturday night for Brandon Roy, who missed a second consecutive game on Monday because of a sore knee.
Budinger had been averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in six games for the Wolves, who acquired him in a June trade from Houston.
The Wolves host Charlotte on Wednesday.