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

Covington has overlooked the last 3-4 games while recovering from a perfect knee bone bruise suffered Dec. 3-1 at New Orleans. He suffered a drawback that may require additional treatment before they can come back to the court.

Rose has missed the past four games while experiencing swelling and soreness in his knee. An MRI taken Tuesday showed that a chip fracture and also a loose body in his elbow.

Teague has missed the past four games after having a left foot injury originally suffered in December. On Tuesday, Teague received an injection built to take care of chronic inflammation. He will wear a boot and also can be scheduled to become reevaluated in about three weeks.

Minnesota is 32-39, 9½ games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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