Kevin Love leaves Game 4 with shoulder injury
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love left Sunday’s game against the Boston Celtics after suffering a shoulder injury early in the first half.
Love injured the shoulder while fighting for a loose ball with Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk.
Many have speculated that Love suffered a dislocated shoulder because of the way he was holding his arm as he ran off the court, though the Cavs did not classify it that way during the game. Former NFL doctor David J. Chao wonders if the injury will keep Love out for the remainder of the postseason.
Assuming Kevin Love @cavs dislocated shoulder as expected, hard to play in NBA with brace. May mean labral tear and surgery.
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) April 26, 2015
That would obviously be a major blow to the Cavs, as Love has played well in his first ever postseason series and scored 23 points to go along with nine rebounds in a Game 3 win over Boston.
Tempers flared after Love left the game, with Kendrick Perkins setting a dirty screen on Celtics forward Jae Crowder and J.R. Smith getting ejected from the game after hitting Crowder in the face.
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