Kevin Love out 8-10 weeks
Kevin Love, who re-fractured his right hand against the Denver Nuggets last week, will undergo surgery next week and is expected to miss roughly 8 to 10 weeks from there, as reported by Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports:
Wolves forward Kevin Love expected to be out 8-10 weeks after having hand surgery on his right hand next week, a source tells Y! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) January 9, 2013
Love already missed the first three-weeks of the season after fracturing the same hand in preseason.
Love’s production, namely his rebounding and stretch-forward presence on offense will be greatly missed by the Timberwolves. The Wolves are already without star point-guard, Ricky Rubio, as he battles back spasms.
With Love missing for two months, expect young forward, Derrick Williams to see an increased role in the game plan, moving forward.