MINNEAPOLIS – As expected, Michael Carter-Williams will not play Wednesday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center.
This marks the fourth consecutive game the rookie point guard will miss because of soreness and a skin infection on the front of his right knee. The 6-foot-6, 185-pounder did not participate in Wednesday morning’s shootaround. He did, however, casually take a few shots afterward.
Last week, Carter-Williams spent three days at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital because of the ailment. He is officially listed day to day. The 22-year-old rookie is on antibiotics and is waiting for the soreness to go away before he takes the court.
“He’s just with the group,” coach Brett Brown said of Carter-Williams being on the two-game road trip. “I treat him a lot like [injured rookie center] Nerlens [Noel, who makes the road trips.] We’ve had a lot of practice on how to integrate Nerlens, and still make sure [he’s] apart of what we are doing. So he just comes out with the guys, and walks through scripts on the side with them, helping them. And he’s good”
Carter-Williams was coaching his teammates during Wednesday’s shootaround from side of the court.
This marks the eighth game he will miss this season. The rookie of the year candidate had missed four other games with a bruised arch in his left foot.
- Keith Pompey
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