Well, here we are again. Per @Twolves_PR: Chase Budinger has sustained a cartilage injury to his left knee. Budinger signed a contract extension worth an estimated $18-million dollars for his services over the next three-years — he was excited about returning this season.
Dr. Andrews is arguably the most renowned orthopedic surgeons in the country, he’s worked with multiple famous athletes — Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter to name a few.
Budinger has been optimistic about the knee during the offseason. Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune wrote a column July 13th regarding Budinger’s excitement for the upcoming season, in the article Budinger tells Zgoda —
“I want to come back and show everybody the kind of player I’m capable of being.”
“The best thing this summer is I’m able to jump again, which I couldn’t do at the end of last season,” he said. “I’m happy to be able to jump and dunk again.”
Until this point, Budinger has been optimistic about the knee this offseason. I don’t believe him or the Wolves would warrant a visit to Dr. Andrews, founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute, unless it is worth his time — the injury could be devastating.
We’ll keep you in the know.
Get better, Chase. Stay healthy, Wolves.