The team revealed Thursday that Love fractured his hand doing knuckle push-ups with trainer Rob McClanaghan at his condo prior to the team's practice. No surgery will be required and as Yahoo! Sports reports, Love could miss less time than first expected.
Initially, the team estimated that Love would miss six to eight weeks, but after a meeting with doctors in New York, Love could return earlier.
A statement from Love via the team:
“Yesterday, I had a post-practice commitment and decided to work out at my home with my personal trainer before heading to Target Center. While doing various pushups, including knuckle pushups, which are part of my regular workout routine, I hurt my hand. I immediately knew something was wrong and called head athletic trainer Gregg Farnam.
“Although I'm disappointed that this injury happened, I will work extremely hard to stay in shape and return to the court as quickly as possible. We have added a lot of depth to our roster this season, and I have complete confidence in my teammates and coaching staff that they will step up and we will be successful during this time. I'm looking forward to supporting our team and helping out any way I can until I get back on the court.”
So to recap Love's week: He had to sit out a preseason game because he slept with his arm hanging off the bed and now he's broken his hand doing knuckle push-ups. I feel like we're closing in on some Final Destination type stuff here.