Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Cities reveals shock weight reduction after sickness hospitalized him
Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns was absent from the start of training camp due to a non-COVID illness and actually had to be hospitalized as a result. Towns spoke to reporters about his ordeal on Monday, revealing he has lost almost 20 pounds because of the illness, according to The Athletic’s Jon Krawczynski. The big man also said he only started walking again on Saturday.
Towns is usually listed at around 250 pounds, but he went down to 231 pounds. This was clearly a serious illness that took its toll on the Timberwolves star.
“At that moment there were more drastic things to worry about than basketball,” Karl-Anthony Towns said of Krawcyznski about his hospital visit. “I didn’t worry too much about basketball for a while. But I miss the game, I love the game. I miss these guys.”
Towns’ friend Jordyn Woods recently posted that she had to take him to hospital after celebrating her 25th birthday but is doing better. She didn’t reveal what he was dealing with, and he didn’t reveal it when speaking to reporters.
It’s good to see Karl-Anthony Towns on the mend ahead of a big season for Minnesota. KAT signed a Supermax contract this offseason while the Timberwolves made the Blockbuster trade for Rudy Gobert to form an all-star frontcourt. Add in Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell and you have a whole host of big-name talent in place.
Towns has yet to win a playoff series in the NBA and hopes this is the season that changes. Although it’s a rocky start because of this illness, he has plenty of time to get back to his normal self and have a successful campaign. Let’s hope those scary health issues are behind him.