Timberwolves’ Jeff Teague has sprained left knee, no structural damage

December 28, 2017 GMT

MILWAUKEE – Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague, injured in Wednesday’s game against Denver, has a sprained MCL in his left knee and will miss an unspecified period of time, beginning with Thursday night’s game against the Bucks.

Teague had an MRI on the knee Thursday and there was no structural damage, a league source confirmed.

Teague had to leave Wednesday’s overtime victory at Target Center following a scrum for a loose ball after a jump ball with 13.4 seconds left in regulation.

Tyus Jones appears ready to take over for Teague.

“As always, it’s whatever the team needs me to do,” Jones said after Wednesday’s game win. “I’m hoping Jeff is all right. You never want to see anyone go out with an injury. But it’s the next man up. I’m ready to help this team in any way.’’

Jones started three straight games in November when Teague was out because of a sore Achilles. The Wolves went 2-1 and Jones averaged 12.3 points and 6.7 assists while shooting 54.1 percent.

Staff writer Kent Youngblood contributed to this story