Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Minnesota Timberwolves waived forward/guard Josh Howard on Thursday after an MRI revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Howard will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2012-13 season after suffering the injury in the second quarter of a Dec. 14 game against the New Orleans Hornets.
"It's unfortunate to see Josh's season come to an abrupt end due to injury," said David Kahn, Timberwolves president of basketball operations. "Due to several injuries, we have an immediate need at the wing position, necessitating today's transaction. Josh was a consummate professional and important contributor to our team in his short time with us and we wish him the best with his recovery."
Signed by Minnesota as a free agent on Nov. 16, Howard averaged 6.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 11 games this season.