Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 11/3/13
The Minnesota Timberwolves were plagued with injury problems to core players all last season.  While the star players are currently healthy, a key reserve was lost with an injury that should keep him out for a significant period of time. As reported by Brett Pollakoff of NBCSports.com, Ronny Turiaf, who was signed during the summer for depth in the front court, landed hard on his elbow after playing only three minutes.  An MRI revealed that his elbow is fractured. The is no timetable for his return and although Turiaff isn’t a big name, statistical giant, he’s certainly a competent big man off the bench who can supply some energy and enthusiasm. His presence is generally more of a help than a hindrance. In his absences, Gorgui Deng and Derrick Williams will likely see more playing time. Both men need to step up an provide quality minutes. Turiaff averaged 11 minutes per game in 65 games last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.  A career back up, Turiaff has averaged 4.7 points an...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

LSU attempts to make South Carolina feel at home during relocated game

Maryland players call Ohio State players ‘spoiled, entitled and not No. 1’

WATCH: Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell makes aburd one-handed TD catch

Ivo Karlovic loses but breaks another tennis record

Utah paying tribute to past with throwback jerseys

WATCH: Western Kentucky scores on throw by WR


WATCH: 400-pound Baylor TE makes defender miss for TD

WATCH: Braxton Miller triple-jukes Maryland defender

UCLA punter suspended indefinitely arrest in rape case

Oregon walk-on QB Taylor Alie reportedly to start vs. WSU

FSU fan posts 'missing' signs for Miami's football program

Greg Hardy stars in rap video, fires back at critics

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker