Karl-Anthony Towns returns to Wolves lineup after missing time with wrist injury

Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves drives against Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz during a game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on December 26, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Alex Goodlett / Getty Images)

After missing two weeks with a wrist injury, Karl-Anthony Towns will start for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday against the Spurs.

Towns suffered a wrist dislocation as the Wolves defeated the Jazz on December 26. No timetable was given for the injury but the team said Towns would be re-evaluated weekly.

Saturday, after going through warmups, Towns was cleared to play.

With help from rising star rookie Anthony Edwards, the Wolves got out to a 2-0 start to the year with Towns but have lost four straight with their star player hurt. The Wolves will go for a win at home against the 4-4 San Antonio Spurs.