Injured in the right calf against Philadelphia, the strong winger of Cleveland Kevin Love will be absent from the courts for three to four weeks.
The surprise leader of the Eastern Conference, with three wins in three games, Cleveland will have to go without Kevin Love for much of January. The Cavaliers announced on Tuesday that their 32-year-old winger will be absent between three and four weeks. Sunday, during the success against Philadelphia (118-94), Love had to leave the floor during the second quarter because of a pain in the right calf, a place that had already made him suffer during the offseason. An MRI at the Cleveland Sports Clinic on Monday confirmed the injury, which requires treatment and rest.
15 points and 9 rebounds for Love against Detroit
Kevin Love did not play the very first game of the season, against Charlotte (win 121-114), then scored 15 points, took 9 rebounds and delivered 3 assists in 38 minutes against Detroit (win 128-119), before to score 4 points, take 3 rebounds and deliver 1 assist in 9 minutes against Philadelphia. This is therefore a blow for these surprising Cavs, who will also be without Matthew Dellavedova, Isaac Okoro, Kevin Porter and Dylan Windler this Wednesday against the New York Knicks.
Last season, Kevin Love, under contract until June 2023, had averaged 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 32 minutes, in 56 games, during a season that was arrested in mid-March for Cleveland, uninvited in the Orlando bubble. He should miss at least the next twelve games for the Cavaliers. Will they still be first in the Eastern Conference when he returns? It is doubtful, the franchise of Ohio is expected as one of the worst franchises of the season …