Kevin Love hand injury will not require surgery

October 18, 2012

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was examined today by a hand specialist for further evaluation of the fracture of the third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand. The evaluation revealed that surgery will not be required on his hand and confirmed that his expected return will be in 6-8 weeks.

The diagnosis should ease the concerns of the Timberwolves brass somewhat, as they are already monitoring the knee troubles of Ricky Rubio and Brandon Roy.

Love issued the following statement:

"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."

With Love missing extended time during the early portion of the season, expect newly-acquired Andrei Kirilenko to grab some of Love's minutes. In addition, second-year forward Derrick Williams will likely get an opportunity for more touches in the Minnesota offense while Love is out.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald

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