Kevin Love Suffers Broken Right Hand
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that forward Kevin Love suffered a fracture of his third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand. The injury occurred this morning while working out.
Love is expected to be out approximately 6-8 weeks. He will be examined by Dr. Andy Weiland, a hand specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, on Thursday for further evaluation. More information will be available when warranted.
Love is coming off his best game of the preseason, a 24-point effort againt Maccabi Bazan Haifa on Tuesday at Target Center. He shot 50 percent from the field, grabbed eight rebounds and was a perfect 7-for-7 from the free-throw line.
The Wolves spent much of Tuesday's game giving its projected starting five of Love, Andrei Kirilenko, Nikola Pekovic, Brandon Roy and Luke Ridnour time together on the court. The group, which has played limited minutes together this preseason due to variations of players missing time, were showing signs of gaining a grasp for one another on the court.
Love has been selected to the NBA All-Star Game in each of the past two seasons. He led the league in double-doubles (48), was second in minutes per game (39.0) and rebounds per game (13.3) and was fourth in scoring (26.0).