Karl-Anthony Towns Reveals He Was Hit By Drunk Driver This Offseason

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Like many Americans, it has been a tough year for Minnesota Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns. In the last twelve months, the basketball player's mother and several other family members have died after contracting COVID-19, and most recently, he revealed that was the victim of a drunk driving accident.

While answering questions from his Instagram followers on Thursday night (January 28), Towns wrote about the importance of having a support system and thanked his girlfriend, Jordyn Woods, for helping him through several tough situations. One of those those though situations he mentioned was being hospitalized during the offseason after he was hit by a drunk driver.

“My woman has held me down more than the world knows,” Towns wrote, via TMZ. “From my mother and family members dying (1 on her bday in Cabo), getting hit by a drunk driver (was 2pm in the afternoon FYI) in LA this off-season and staying with me in the hospital for the night and helping me in rehab, to this stint with COVID she has been there with me every step of the way and stayed ten toes down.”

The accident would not be the first serious one Towns has been involved in. He also suffered a concussion during the 2018-19 season following a crash.

Earlier this month, Towns tested positive for COVID-19 and has been out since. He additionally dealt with a wrist injury earlier this season and played in just four games.

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