Kevin Love Will Have Knee Surgery, Will Be Out For At Least 6 Weeks

An MRI reportedly revealed that Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love will need to undergo a minor surgery on his left knee and will miss six weeks.  

Will Burge of WTAM 1100 first reported the news, with Dave McMenamin of ESPN confirming the report.

Obviously, this is bad news for the already-thin Cavaliers short-term, but Love should be back by the playoffs. The good news is that LeBron James seems to like Derrick Williams and the team just traded Chris Andersen to free up a roster spot. The bad news is everything else.

J.R. Smith is still out with a thumb injury. They haven’t been able to acquire that playmaker that LeBron was complaining about a couple weeks ago. And LeBron is already carrying an insane workload and leading the league in minutes per game. Kyrie is 16th and Love was playing 31-minutes a night. Now – if everything goes well – he’ll be playing himself back into shape during the final weeks of the regular season.

Plus, two of the hottest teams in the NBA right now – the Celtics and Wizards – are just 2 and 4.5 games back respectively.

Love is enjoying his best season with the Cavs since being traded from the T-Wolves in 2014, as he is averaging 20.0 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.

Nagging injuries have been an issue for the 28-year-old veteran during his time in Cleveland, as he missed some time recently with back spasms.

Love also missed all but four games during the team’s 2014-15 playoff run due to a shoulder dislocation.


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