Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love will miss six to eight weeks with a broken hand, the team announced Wednesday.
According to a release from the team, Love fractured the third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand while working out.
The plan is for the Team USA member to travel to New York on Thursday to be examined by hand specialist Dr. Andy Weiland at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Love’s injury could be devastating to Minnesota’s postseason hopes. A season ago, they were in the Western Conference playoff hunt when sensational rookie point guard Ricky Rubio went down with a torn ACL.
Even with Love carrying the team on his broad shoulders, the Wolves collapsed without Rubio, losing 20 of their last 25 games to miss the playoffs for the eighth straight year.
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