|Wolves Kevin Love Refractures Right Hand|
The Minnesota doctors have had to work overtime treating the team's players this season, from Ricky Rubio to Brandon Roy, most of the key guys from the roster have had some sort of injury concern this season. None more so than Kevin Love who missed the first 3-weeks of the season with a broken hand, and is now set to miss another considerable portion after re-injuring the same hand on Thursday night against the Denver Nuggets.
Love re-fractured his third metacarpal in the hand, and the team said it expects to know more about a timetable for his return after he is examined by a hand specialist in New York. The original injury, which occurred on Oct. 17, sidelined Love for the first three weeks of the season and has hampered his shooting. He re-injured the hand during the third quarter Thursday night at Denver.
"He's a huge part of what we were hoping to do and now we have to find other ways to do it," coach Rick Adelman said before Saturday night's game against Portland. "Even in the game in Denver, people talk about his shooting, but he had 13 rebounds at halftime and 13 points. That's two big numbers. We have to find a way to manufacture those numbers and find a different way to play."
Love is averaging a team-best 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds in 18 games.
|Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 January 2013 17:08 )|