Love (hand) indicated Tuesday that he expects to be out another month, Kurt Helin of NBC Sports reports. "I'm probably about two weeks out from getting this movable cast off for good, and then from there about a few weeks after that before I get back," Love said. "So I have a good amount of time, about a month." Love was able to avoid surgery on his broken hand, but has been wearing a cast in order to stabilize it. While that should permanently be removed in the next few weeks, it sounds like he's still around a month away from getting back on the court, which appears to fall in line with his original eight-week timetable. Look for additional updates to be provided as he reaches milestones in his recovery, and in the meantime, the likes of Larry Nance and Jeff Green should take on additional playing time at the power forward position.
Love's broken hand won't require surgery, but he's still expected to miss eight weeks while recovering, Joe Gabriele of Cavs.com reports. After consulting with doctors in New York on Thursday, Love made the decision not to have surgery on the broken left hand he suffered just two days earlier in a game against the Pistons. During his prolonged absence, Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye and Jeff Green will likely absorb the extra playing time. Given this timeline, Love still has a chance to return with a couple weeks left in the regular season.
Love (hand) traveled to New York on Thursday to consult with doctors about possible surgery, Tom Withers of the Associated Press reports. Whether or not he opts for surgery to stabilize his fractured left hand, Love is projected to require 6-to-8 weeks of recovery time. Given that he previously required screws inserted into his hand in 2009 to address a fracture, Love could be inclined to undergo another procedure with the hope of avoiding another setback down the road. While Love missed his first game due to the injury in Wednesday's 91-89 win over the Heat, Jae Crowder moved back into the starting five at power forward and played 27 minutes, producing 11 points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Love will not return to Tuesday's game against the Pistons after fracturing a finger on his left hand, and is expect to miss 6-8 weeks according to ESPN. Given that timetable, Love will look to return in early March. While he is sidelined, look for Jae Crowder, Jeff Green, and Channing Frye to all benefit in terms of playing time. Expect an update on Love's status once the team provides more information.
Love exited Tuesday's game against the Pistons with a left hand injury and is currently having an X-ray performed in the locker room, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports. The Cavaliers have yet to provide an update on whether or not Love will return, though that will presumably be released shortly once the medical team gets his X-ray results back. If Love is unable to return, the likes of Jae Crowder, Jeff Green and Channing Frye should cover his minutes.
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