Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler has undergone surgery on his injured meniscus, the team announced Sunday. The Timberwolves announced that Butler’s surgery, performed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was successful. He has been ruled out indefinitely. Butler was telling close confidants that he was optimistic about his chances to come back before the playoffs begin, should the Timberwolves clinch their first playoff berth in 13 seasons. Butler suffered the noncontact injury in the third quarter of the Timberwolves’ road loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday.
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