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T-Wolves' Budinger injures knee, needs surgery

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - 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.

11/11 22:49:37 ET