Monday, October 19th, 2009

Kevin Love Injury Update – Broken Hand

October 16, 2009 by Stephen Kersey  
Filed under Basketball

The Minnesota Timberwolves are expected to be bad this season. Now their first month of the season will be even worse. Kevin Love, the second year power forward out of UCLA, will miss approximately six weeks after breaking his left hand during a preseason game.

Love broke the fourth metacarpal bone after colliding with a teammate. As a rookie he averaged 11.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.6 blocks in 25.3 minutes per contest.

“Fortunately,” remarked Love, “it’s my non-shooting hand.”

It’ll be interesting to see how the Timberwolves alter their lineup with Love not available. Al Jefferson will be one of the starting bigmen. The other will likely either be Ryan Gomes or Ryan Hollins.

It’s been an interesting offseason for Minnesota. They used their first two picks in the 2009 NBA Draft to select a pair of point guards. The team then wasn’t able to get Ricky Rubio to sign. To replace Rubio, Minnesota signed Ramon Sessions. Now the T’Wolves will have to find a way to replace Love for the next six weeks.

Kevin Love - Minnesota Timberwolves (Image: Zuma Press)

Kevin Love - Minnesota Timberwolves (Image: Zuma Press)

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