Report: Kevin Love likely out 6-8 weeks with broken bone in hand
Kevin Love could be looking at a lengthy absence after suffering a hand injury during Tuesday night’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Detroit Pistons game.
Love exited the game in the first quarter after playing just five minutes because of a left hand injury. Love was trying to receive an entry pass down low and was swatted at by two Pistons defenders. He grabbed his hand immediately and headed into the locker room for X-rays.
The Cavs later said that Love has a broken bone in his hand.
The X-ray on Kevin Love's left hand revealed a non-displaced fracture in his left hand fifth metacarpal. Love will not return to play tonight. His status will be updated after additional examination and consultation tomorrow in Cleveland, per the Cavs.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 31, 2018
ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that Love’s injury will likely keep him out 6-8 weeks.
Kevin Love likely out 6-8 weeks
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 31, 2018
The Cavs are already having a tough time as the No. 3 seed in the East, and now they will be without Love for an extended period of time. Although, based on the way things have been going for the team lately, some Cavs players may not be too disappointed by the news.