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SI: Karl Towns Sr. Considering Legal Action Against Crunch, Timberwolves

According to SI.com’s Michael McCann, Karl Towns Sr. has been assessing the potential legal ramifications of a “significant” leg injury he suffered during the Minnesota Timberwolves home game against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 26.

Towns was injured during a timeout with 5:53 to go in the second quarter when Crunch appeared to lose balance appeared to lose balance towards the end of a high-speed sledding stunt and hit an empty front row seat next to the aisle.

That seat, in turn, crashed into the right knee of Towns Sr., who is now exploring legal options, including suing his son’s team team for negligence.

“Towns Sr. suffered considerable pain and was given an ice pack to reduce swelling,” writes McCann. “The Crossover has learned that while arena attendants encouraged Towns Sr. to leave the game and seek care at a local hospital, he refused to do so. Towns Sr. believed that his son — the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in 2016 — would notice his father’s absence. In turn, Towns Sr. reasoned, Towns Jr. might worry about his father’s health and not play as well.”

For more on the potential legal ramifications of this situation head over to SI.com.

[Sports Illustrated]
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