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Wolves' coach Chris Finch to undergo surgery after collision

Published April 30, 2024 at 11:44

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Chris Finch is set to undergo surgery for his right patellar tendon on Wednesday, raising questions about his availability for the franchise's Western Conference semifinal series against the Denver Nuggets. Sources indicate that if Finch cannot be present on the sidelines for Game 1, assistant coach Micah Nori will take charge, with Finch likely offering guidance from the locker room.

While Finch's early rehabilitation will require immobilization of his right leg, sources suggest he should be able to join the team in Denver by Friday, pending any complications from the surgery. However, his involvement in the series opener remains uncertain.

The injury occurred during the Timberwolves' first-round sweep of the Suns when Finch collided with guard Mike Conley and Suns star Devin Booker. Finch immediately grabbed his right knee and was assisted off the court. Nori took over coaching duties for the remainder of the game.

The Timberwolves confirmed Finch's injury following their victory over the Suns, indicating the seriousness of the situation. As the team prepares for the upcoming series against the Nuggets, Finch's status remains a key concern for the Timberwolves organization.

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Wolves' coach Chris Finch to undergo surgery after collision

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