Nikola Pekovic C MIN 5 Days

Pekovic (ankle) hopes to begin running again on Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Pekovic missed 28 games last season with an injury to his same ankle and has missed 16 games so far this season. While it's good he's starting to make some progress, there's no timetable for his return and it may be best to expect the worst.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 15 Days

Pekovic, who has been sidelined with a sore wrist, had a setback to his oft-injured ankle and may not return until mid-January, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Uh oh, this is worrisome news as Pekovic missed 28 games last season with the ankle injury. The injury was especially troublesome for fantasy owners as his return date was a moving target last season. It looks like Pekovic is having a similar pattern with the injury this season, so it's best to assume the worst and expect his return date to keep getting pushed back.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 16 Days

Pekovic (ankle) continues to be without a firm timetable, and coach Flip Saunders said it might be two weeks before he's able to return, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The details surrounding Pekovic's recovery continue to be rather vague, as the Timberwolves are yet to provide anything in the way of a concrete timetable. Pekovic apparently reaggravated his ankle issue while running during a rehab session recently, and it appears as though he's slated to miss another two weeks, at the minimum, judging from Saunders' words. The coach also stated that he wouldn't rule out sending Pekovic to the D-League for a short period to allow him to work back into game shape before returning to NBA action. Regardless, Gorgui Dieng's spot as the starting center looks to be safe for the next couple of weeks.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 21 Days

Pekovic (wrist) will miss at least another 10 days, Jon Krawczynski of the AP reports.

Pekovic is hoping to be cleared to practice soon, but coach Flip Saunders said recently that the center will need at least a full week of practice before returning to game action. At this point, Pekovic will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis until he's ready to hit the practice floor. In the meantime, Gorgui Dieng will continue to start at center in his place.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 26 Days

Minnesota head coach Flip Saunders hopes Pekovic will be cleared to practice after he's evaluated next week, but said it will be at least a week of practice before he's game-ready, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It sounds like Pekovic will be out at least a week even if his evaluation next week goes well. He may not return to mid-December at the earliest even if his wrist improves next week.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 27 Days

Pekovic (wrist) will be evaluated next week before returning to the court, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pekovic has missed Minnesota's past four games and will likely be sidelined for the near future until he's been reevaluated by the medical staff. As it stands, Gorgui Dieng will likely continue to play as many minutes as he can handle in place of Pekovic.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 29 Days

Pekovic (wrist) will miss Wednesday's game against the Bucks.

Pekovic was ruled out last week, but coach Flip Saunders had no update on his status after Monday's practice. With the news that he is out Wednesday, Gorgui Dieng will likely receive the start again in his place.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 1 Month

Coach Flip Saunders did not have an update on Pekovic (wrist) at Monday's practice, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Pekovic has missed the last three games with a right wrist injury, and he was also dealing with an ankle issue last week. An update on his status was expected Monday but, for now, owners will have to play the waiting game in advance of Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks. If Pekovic remains out, expect Gorgui Dieng to continue starting in his place.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 1 Month

Pekovic (wrist) sprained his right wrist against Dallas on Saturday and will be out until the beginning of next week, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Pekovic is also dealing with an ankle issue, but coach Flip Saunders said the wrist is what is truly bothering him right now. Sticking by Saunders' timetable, Pekovic will miss at least three games: Wednesday (New York), Friday (San Antonio), and Saturday (Sacramento). The Timberwolves are then off until Wednesday (Nov. 26), when they host the Bucks. Expect Gorgui Dieng to fill in at center while Pekovic is sidelined.

Nikola Pekovic C MIN 1 Month

Pekovic (personal) missed Monday's practice, Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The exact reason for Pekovic's absence is unknown, but the center is also dealing with a foot issue, so keep an eye on his status in advance of Wednesday's game. Pekovic was unable to play in the second half of Saturday's game, and the Wolves are yet to update his status. He missed 28 games last season due to a similar foot injury.