Tuesday , Feb , 10 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Al Jefferson Will Miss Rest of the Season

All the progress the Minnesota Timberwolves have made in the new year came to a crashing halt Monday.

Star center Al Jefferson, the cornerstone of the franchise’s rebuilding plan who has emerged as one of the best post players in the league, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

It was the most devastating news possible for a team that finally seemed to be turning the corner after a horrendous first season and a half in the post-Kevin Garnett Era.

A Big Loss

Al Jefferson’s injury leaves Minnesota with a huge hole to fill. Not only is Jefferson the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, but he also put up some of the better numbers in the league this season.