Karl-Anthony Towns of Timberwolves – "Happy to be alive" after an accident


Timberwolves star, Karl-Anthony Towns, said he was "lucky to be alive" after being involved in a car accident that had dismissed him from Minnesota's last two matches .

Towns said Monday that he had a 5% chance of surviving the accident last Thursday.

"The accident could have happened, I would say I had a 5% chance of surviving," Towns told reporters. "I reached the 5% mark, I would say 4% had to be seriously injured, and 1% had to be slightly injured – and I went out in the 1%."

The two-star player said that he was in a Hyundai Santa Fe who had completely stopped in order to avoid another accident in front of him. The Hyundai was then hit by a semi-truck that, according to Towns, was traveling between 35 and 45 mph.

"It could have been a lot worse," he said. "In all honesty, I probably should not have come out as I did."

The Timberwolves previously announced that Towns was no longer involved in the concussion protocol and would play Monday night's game against the Sacramento Kings.

Towns missed the Minnesota game on Friday against the Knicks and Saturday against the Bucks, putting an end to its series of 303 consecutive games.

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