WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 24: Robbie Hummel #4 of the Purdue Boilermakers shoots the ball against the Michigan Wolverines at Mackey Arena on January 24, 2012 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Michigan defeated Purdue 66-64. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel suffered another knee injury in Spain and is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Forced to alter his playing style after a pair of torn ACLs in college, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel has suffered yet another knee injury and is expected to miss upwards of six weeks, according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
The 6'8 Hummel was given full approval by the Timberwolves to play over in Spain this year in order to further his rehab, but it's clear the team didn't anticipate a setback quite this soon. The second-round selection reportedly injured the meniscus in his right knee and will be be taken back to the United States in order for doctors to perform arthroscopic surgery and better evaluate his timetable.
It hardly compares with what he was forced to deal with at Purdue, but the fact that Hummel's new injury also involves one of his knees is more than just a tad disconcerting for Timberwolves fans. Only a handful of scorers at the college level were capable of filling up stat sheets like Hummel could when his knees were 100%, but now remains to be seen if this latest injury will slow him down another step or two.