Wolves’ Flynn Expected Back In 3 Weeks

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CBS Sports is reporting that the Minnesota Timberwolves expect 2nd year point guard Johnny Flynn to return to action in three weeks.

In July it was reported that Flynn needed hip surgery to fix a torn labral in his left hip.

This news comes as the Wolves take the court tonight against the undefeated Atlanta Hawks. Flynn, who struggled at times last season adjusting to guarding top tier point guards, will be expected to come right in and contribute to a team in need of point guard help.

Luke Ridnour has shouldered much of the load to this point, but as I pointed out yesterday, getting Flynn back is needed to get the Wolves back on track. Ridnour is averaging 10.4 points and 3.4 assists per contest this season, but lacks the athletic ability that Flynn bring to the table.

Flynn, who was drafted 6th overall by the Wolves in 2009, was expected to be a key factor in General Manager David Kahn’s rebuilding plan. At 1-4 the Wolves haven’t gotten off to the start the franchise would’ve wanted, some of that as a result of Flynn’s absence from the lineup.

This news means that Sebastian Telfair’s second Wolves stint may be coming to an end, at least from a playing time standpoint.

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