The Minnesota Timberwolves declared Thursday that shield Derrick Rose, guard Jeff Teague and forwards Robert Covington are all expected to be outside for the rest of the season.

Covington has really now missed the past 3-4 games while recovering from a ideal knee bone bruise suffered Dec. 3-1 in New Orleans. He even suffered a setback which may require further treatment before returning to the court.

Rose has missed the previous four games while undergoing soreness and swelling in his right elbow. An MRI taken Tuesday revealed that a chip fracture and a loose body in his or her elbow.

Teague has missed the previous four games after reaggravating a left foot injury, originally suffered in December. On Tuesday, Teague received an injection built to treat chronic iammation. He’ll put on a boot and also is scheduled to be reevaluated in approximately 3 weeks.

Minnesota is currently 32-39, 9 1/2 games out of the last spot in the playoffs in the Western Alliance.


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