A MRI showed serious cartilage damage in Budinger’s knee last week.
The Wolves forward met with Dr. James Andrews Monday and they both agreed surgery was the best option.
#Twolves today announced that Chase Budinger underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to perform a meniscectomy.
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) October 1, 2013
There’s no exact timetable for his return but it could be season ending. Wolves coach Rick Adelman is remaining optimistic.
“I just felt so bad for [Budinger],” Adelman said. “He’s the type of player who can really add to what we do offensively. I feel bad for him, and I really don’t want it to become a trend. With last year it really became a trend. We really want to see him get back as quick as possible.”
Rookie Shabazz Muhammad will likely see big minutes in Budinger’s absence.