Troublesome ankle ends Hudson's season

Updated: April 15, 2004, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Timberwolves backup point guard Troy Hudson will have surgery on his chronically sprained right ankle and miss the playoffs, coach Flip Saunders said Thursday.

Hudson was examined Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C., by orthopedic specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, who found calcium and scar tissue.

Hudson was nagged by the injury for most of the season and appeared in only 29 games.

The Wolves, who clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference by beating Memphis on Wednesday night, open their first-round playoff series against Denver on Sunday.

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