HITTING a snag in an impressive season as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Love will miss more than a month after undergoing surgery on his left kneem, the team announced on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).
The announcement was made just a few days before Love was set to appear in his first All-Star Game as a member of the Cavaliers. The team said the 28-year old big man will miss the next six weeks following the operation.
“Cavaliers forward and 2017 NBA All-Star Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.”
“Love will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation and his return to play is estimated at approximately six weeks,” the team said.
A member of the Cavs’ ‘Big 3’ that includes LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, the 6-foot-10 forward has averages of 20 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 31.9 minutes per game this season.
Love is shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 38.4 percent from beyond the arc.