Towns looking for NBA return week after crash he previously had ‘5%’ chance for surviving
The Minnesota Timberwolves’ All-Star center, Karl-Anthony Towns, is required revisit action on Monday less than a week after having a car crash he said will need to have killed him.
The 23-year-old and a person the Timberwolves’ training staff were rear-ended by way of a truck from the Minneapolis area last Thursday. Towns entered the concussion protocol once the crash but is set to go back for Minnesota’s game resistant to the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
Towns’s car had visit a stop for yet another accident in the event it was hit via the truck, which was estimated being traveling at up to 45mph. “The accident might have went – I’d say I did a 5% possibility of so that it is out alive,” Towns told reporters on Monday. “I hit the 5% mark. I’d say 4% would be to be seriously injured, and 1% was to be minorly injured – i arrived during the 1%.” He added that he initially couldn’t call his parents for concern with upsetting them.
The accident ended Towns’s streak of 303 straight starts, probably the most among active NBA players. “[The accident] may have been much worse,” he was quoted saying. “In all honesty, I should probably not have access to meant it was out like I was able to.”
Minnesota are four games outside of the playoffs from the Western Conference. Towns is averaging 23.1 points and 12.0 rebounds per game there is much surprise, and was named to his second straight All-Star game.