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Mark Murphy: Per Celtics: Jeff Teague (ankle sprain) is out tonight vs. Toronto. Marcus Smart is questionable with a right thumb sprain.
Sarah K. Spencer: Jeff Teague (left shoulder soreness) has been upgraded to available. De’Andre Hunter (left ankle sprain) and Cam Reddish (concussion) upgraded to probable.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is questionable to play tomorrow against San Antonio (illness) Shabazz Napier (hamstring) and Jordan Bell (shoulder) are doubtful to play. If Teague can’t play, this again should mean more time for Jarrett Culver and Jordan McLaughlin at the point.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague, Shabazz Napier and Jordan Bell are all out tonight for the Wolves. This likely means another start for Jarrett Culver and minutes again for Jordan McLaughlin. The Wolves did, however, close yesterday’s game with Wiggins and Okogie splitting the PG duties.
Kyle Ratke: Timberwolves injury report for tonight vs. Warriors. Jeff Teague (illness) out. Shabazz Napier (hamstring) questionable. Jordan Bell (shoulder) questionable.
Kyle Ratke: Jordan Bell (shoulder) available to play. Shabazz Napier (hamstring) and Jeff Teague (illness) are out.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague did not make the trip. He's out tonight. Saunders said he's waiting to see how Napier and Bell respond to treatment before making a call on their status.
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague, who had ankle surgery in April, said today he didn't start playing full-on basketball until training camp began. When asked if he felt 100 percent outside of his conditioning, Teague said: "I feel OK. I don’t think I’ll ever be 100 percent, but I feel OK."
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are not officially out of the playoff chase, but to reach that difficult goal, they'll have to do so with a decidedly shorthanded roster. The team announced today that forward Robert Covington and guards Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are all expected to miss the rest of the season due to injury. Rose and Teague had missed the last four games with injury, with Rose suffering with soreness and swelling in his right elbow while Teague had re-aggravated a left foot injury originally suffered in December.
Dane Moore: Robert Covington, Luol Deng, Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague will all miss the Timberwolves Thursday evening game against Charlotte. Taj Gibson is also questionable to play — he missed the second half on Tuesday with a calf strain. Running out of 30 year-olds quick...
Christopher Hine: At practice today, Ryan Saunders said Jeff Teague went back to Minnesota for further evaluation on his left foot injury. Derrick Rose "did some things" at practice. Saunders said Rose would be questionable for tomorrow.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague are out. Wiggins a game-time decision Ryan Saunders said.
Dane Moore: Derrick Rose, Jeff Teague and Andrew Wiggins — all of whom missed Tuesday’s game in Denver are questionable to play Thursday in Utah. Karl-Anthony Towns is probable to play in that game. His knee ailment is inflammation/stiffness that he doesn’t anticipate missing time for.
Dane Moore: Karl-Anthony Towns is PROBABLE to play tonight against Denver. Andrew Wiggins, Jeff Teague and Derrick Rose are questionable. Robert Covington and Luol Deng are both out.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is OUT tonight (left knee soreness).
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague still listed as doubtful for tomorrow against Orlando. Jones, Rose, Covington continue to be out.
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Rose both out tonight. Get ready for more point Wiggins
Christopher Hine: Robert Covington questionable for tomorrow's game because of right ankle soreness. Jeff Teague upgraded to questionable from his usual doubtful. Derrick Rose still doubtful. Maybe there's a chance the Wolves get Teague back tomorrow.
Christopher Hine: Talked to Jeff Teague about his ankle injury: "That last game in Phoenix, I just couldn’t move. The pain was just too bad. Just trying to do some things to get right.”
Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague (left ankle inflammmation) went into Monday night's game against the Kings listed as questionable. Teague is active, but will not play. Derrick Rose will start in his place.
Jon Krawczynski: Teague and Wiggins both available tonight. Important with Butler gone and the Sixers guys not available
Christopher Hine: Jeff Teague is out for the Timberwolves tomorrow. Rest of injury report (outside of Justin Patton and his foot) is clear.
Christopher Hine: Derrick Rose is questionable tonight. Jeff Teague is out for the Timberwolves vs. the Clippers.
Christopher Hine: Tom Thibodeau said Jimmy Butler is playing tonight. Jeff Teague is still out, “day to day.” Tyus Jones will return tonight after a one-game absence.
Dane Moore: Jeff Teague is missing tonight’s game against the Jazz. He said he already had some tendinitis in his left knee and then he “banged knees with LeBron” on Monday. Teague will receive additional assesments later today — but is definitely out.
Chris Dempsey: Jeff Teague is “expected to be a go,” coach Tom Thibodeau said for tonight vs. Denver. Jimmy Butler’s status is still up in the air.
Tony Jones: Jeff Teague will be out tonight with knee soreness. Tyus Jones will start in his place
Jeff Teague left the Wolves' 128-125 win over the visiting Denver Nuggets late in the fourth quarter with a left knee injury. An MRI is scheduled for Thursday morning. Teague was hurt when Nuggets guard Gary Harris rolled over Teague's planted left leg in a scrum for the ball. Teague went down to the floor and stayed there before gingerly walking off the court.
Jon Krawczynski: Jeff Teague is also out for Minnesota. Tyus Jones another start
Wolves starting point guard Jeff Teague and backup forward Nemanja Bjelica will miss their second consecutive game each this afternoon against Phoenix at Target Center.
Teague said he started to feel soreness in his right Achilles late in Wednesday's home victory over Orlando and it persisted for Friday's loss to Miami and today against the Suns. Asked before the game if it's painful, he said, "Just annoying," and added that's it better to be careful with such a delicate thing as an Achilles.
Teague was ruled out minutes before the game with a right Achilles injury. Teague is averaging 14.0 points and 7.5 assists this season and is coming off playing 37 minutes on Wednesday. Thibodeau said Teague's status is day to day and he'll be re-evaluated Saturday.
Jeff Teague said he played last season with a “tear in my patella” according to a statement that the Hawks point guard posted on his Instagram account Thursday. In the post - which was later deleted - Teague said: “They wont tell y’all but I played with a tear in my patella the whole year and could barely jump or stop but it’s coo got that taken care #illbebackdunking #theywontsaythatpart.”
In a brief interview with the media following the Hawks’ season-ending playoff loss to the Cavaliers last month, Teague mentioned his summer plan was “just getting healthy. Here is the exchange: Q: What’s not healthy? A: Knees. Ankles. Q: Just from playing normal 82-plus games? A: A little different this year than previous years but I will be all right. Q: Will you need surgery? A: Nah. I hope not. Better not.
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