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T-Wolves' Budinger injures knee, needs surgery

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee in Saturday's loss at Chicago and will have surgery later this week, the team announced Sunday.

A return date will be determined after the procedure.

Budinger is averaging 11.8 points and 3.5 rebounds in six games this season, his first with Minnesota.