LONDON ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Martell Webster of the Minnesota Timberwolves in action during the NBA Europe Live match between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves at the O2 arena on October 4 2010 in London England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
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Zgoda reports that while there’s no timetable for his return, the typical recovery for the minimally invasive procedure called a micro-discectomy is four to six weeks.
The injury was apparently sustained during Webster’s run with the Portland Trail Blazers in last season’s playoffs, though training camp and preseason games aggravated the injury.
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The Timberwolves may have to wait a while to see offseason acquisition Martell Webster in action this season. Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Webster will seek a second opinion on his sore back, which he initially injured in last season's playoffs while still a member of the Trail Blazers; surgery could be an option. He will definitely miss Wednesday's season opener against Sacramento, even if he does not need surgery.
As Zgoda notes, Minnesota traded for Webster "hoping he was the athletic, versatile, sweet-shooting wing player they lacked" last season. The early preseason returns proved promising, as he averaged 12.3 points in just 26.7 minutes, and made 45.5 percent of his three-pointers. For a team that ranked just 23rd in long-range accuracy last season at 34.1 percent, the three-point shooting is of paramount importance.
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