MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves first-round draft pick Justin Patton will not play in summer league after breaking his left foot during a workout.
The Timberwolves announced on Tuesday that Patton had surgery to repair the fifth metatarsal in his foot. He will be sidelined indefinitely with the injury.READ MORE: Michigan Matters: The Political Road Ahead
Patton was the 16th overall selection in the first round in last month’s draft. The Wolves acquired the pick from Chicago in a draft-night trade that also landed them three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler. Minnesota has high hopes for Patton, who declared for the draft after his redshirt freshman season at Creighton.READ MORE: 'My Name Is Sara' Film On Holocaust Survivor Premieres In Metro Detroit
The 6-foot-11 Patton averaged 12.9 points on 67.6 percent shooting last season.
Patton signed his contract on Tuesday as well.
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