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Sport Kevin Love injury update: Cavs forward (hand) eyes return next week

18:33  14 march  2018
18:33  14 march  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Kevin Love , who left Tuesday's game with a hand injury , is out for six to eight weeks with a broken left hand , the team announced Wednesday. Love injured his hand when attempting to haul in a pass in the paint during the first half. What to Read Next .

Love was wearing a UFC-style, padded glove on his left hand in the drills. A team source said there was “nothing to adjust” in terms of the eight- week timeline for return the Cavs issued following Love ’s injury and consultation with surgeons in New York.

Kevin Love has missed 19 games since breaking his hand, but the star forward said he's looking to return next week.

According to Cleveland.com, Love is hopeful of playing against the Suns on March 23. The 29-year-old hasn't played since suffering the injury Jan. 30 against the Pistons, and he was expected to miss six to eight weeks, putting his potential return just slightly ahead of that timeline.

"I just want us to get as healthy as we can get so I know and obviously our coaching staff knows and we all know what we can become," LeBron James told Cleveland.com.

Kevin Love holding a basketball © (Getty Images) Kevin Love

The Cavs are 10-9 without Love and with his extended absence, he has yet to play since Cleveland made big roster changes ahead of the trade deadline. He will return to a completely new lineup with the possibility of shifting to center, and he hasn't been on the court with newcomers George Hill, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson.

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Kevin Love Fractures Bone in Hand , Expected to Miss 6-8 Weeks . Love will not return to play tonight. His status will be updated after additional examination and consultation tomorrow in Cleveland , per the Cavs .

Here’s the latest update on Love ’s injury and the timetable for his return , as well as the Cavs ’ prognosis going forward . A report from ESPN‘s Dave McMenamin indicated that the Cavaliers forward suffered a fracture in his left hand , according to the team.

Despite all the changes, Love doesn't seemed too concerned as he told ESPN's "The Jump" last month, "I'll fit in when I come back," adding, "I'm excited to get back with this new team."

Love averaged 17.9 pints and 9.4 rebounds while shooting 40.4 percent from 3-point range before the injury.

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