Skip to main content

Love dislocated his shoulder on a 'bush-league play'

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Kevin Love nearly had his arm ripped off by Kelly Olynyk of the Celtics on Sunday.

Love dislocated his left shoulder during Sunday's playoff game between the Cavaliers and Celtics. The injury occurred when Olynyk and Love locked arms, with Olynyk yanking on Love's arm.

This embed is invalid

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports Love is expected to miss at least two weeks of action.

Pro Basketball Talk notes that shoulder dislocations commonly result in "more than month" of recovery.

Love's absence is bad news for LeBron James and the Cavaliers, who went on to win Sunday's game to eliminate Boston. Cleveland will likely play the Chicago Bulls (currently leading the Bucks 3-1) in the second round, and the Bulls bring a big front line to the court.

After struggling to find his role with the Cavs during the regular season, Love was beginning to click in the playoffs, averaging 18 points and 9 rebounds per game while shooting 47 percent from three.

The injury is serious and it could mean Love's first year with Cleveland is over if they're eliminated in the next round.

Meanwhile, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Celtics and Lakers are considered frontrunners to land Love in free agency this summer if he doesn't re-sign with the Cavaliers.

Next Up

RogerEbnetMugshotYellowStone

Charges: Minnesota elementary school teacher sexually assaulted 3 boys

The incidents were captured on video taken inside an elementary school classroom.

Police tape

Person shot by police in St. Paul Monday evening

It happened around 6:10 p.m. on the city's East Side.

Kollie Jr.

Woman killed in Moorhead identified as suspect's mother

An appeal has been issued to find the suspect's vehicle, which remains missing.

Hamilton

Ticket details released for 5-week run of 'Hamilton' in Minneapolis

The tour of the production has been delayed twice due to the pandemic.

GummiesDeathByGummyBears

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy files lawsuit against 3 THC edible retailers

The board has received 46 complaints in the past four months regarding the products.

Screen Shot 2022-12-05 at 2.53.55 PM

ATF now investigating fire at Lyndale Avenue apartment building

It was the second fire at a vacant building owned by the same landlord that was being used by squatters in the past few months.

FB_IMG_1668547011137

Let the good times roll

Minnesota Roller Derby is back!

StumpysGoogleMaps

Beloved restaurant in southeastern MN to close after 40 years

A final night of celebrations is scheduled for Dec. 17.

PrinsburgGoogle

MN town shelves ordinance allowing residents to sue abortion providers

Attorney General Keith Ellison advised the town to not go forward with the ordinance.

Spring Street Tavern

Man shot dead inside Minneapolis tavern is identified

The suspect is being held on probable cause murder.

Related