Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine will miss the rest of the season, after suffering a torn ACL on Friday (Feb. 3).
The 21-year-old suffered the injury during the T-Wolves’ 116-108 loss to the Pistons on Friday. He had an MRI on Saturday night, revealing the extent of his injury, which the team announced shortly after.
LaVine will undergo surgery in the near future.
On Sunday, he took to social media, promising that he’ll “back stronger than before.”
LaVine was averaging 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists this season, starting all 47 games thus far.
He’s also the reigning 2x Slam Dunk champion, and planned to defend the title for the third time during NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans… but obviously, will miss this year’s competition.