Ronny Turiaf has fractured elbow

Minnesota Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf is out indefinitely with a fractured right elbow

Minnesota Timberwolves center Ronny Turiaf is out indefinitely with a fractured right elbow.

Turiaf was injured Friday night in Minnesota's victory over Oklahoma City when he took a nasty spill after getting tangled up with Nick Collison. The Wolves initially called it a contusion. But an MRI on Saturday revealed the fracture.

Turiaf will not need surgery. But the team says he will be re-evaluated next week before they can determine how long he will be out. It's likely to be at least a few weeks, which puts a dent in the Timberwolves' frontcourt depth.

Turiaf was signed to back up Nikola Pekovic. Now rookie Gorgui Dieng will see his playing time increase while Turiaf is out.

Download the new FOX Sports App to get the latest news and scores from your NBA team.

Get The Fastest NBA
Scores, News and Alerts
NBA

Text yourself the FOX Sports App

-
-