According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers expect Kevin Love to miss at least two weeks due to the left shoulder injury he suffered in today's series closing win over the Boston Celtics. Because Love has yet to have an MRI, there is no official timetable for Love's return to court this season, if he is able to return at all this season.
In addition to WIndhorst's report, Chris Haynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group reports we will learn more about Love's injury and on Monday.
Nothing will be known for sure until MRI but word within Cavs team tonight is Kevin Love likely out a minimum of 2 weeks.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) April 27, 2015
Depends on structural damage, but Glen Davis dislocated shoulder and returned same game few years ago. Will know more on Kevin Love Monday.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 27, 2015
Love dislocated his shoulder in a scramble with Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk. Olynyk appeared to wrap his left arm around Love's, which in turn caused the injury when the two didn't immediately separate. Love immediately ran to the locker room after the two separated and was seen after the game in a sling. When Love spoke to the media, he said he believed Olynyk intentionally hurt him.
If Love returns in exactly two weeks, that would likely mean the Cavs would be in Game 3 or Game 4 of their second round series. Their opponent would likely be the Chicago Bulls, who are currently up 3-1 on the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Cavs advanced to the second round today with a 101-93 win in Boston. Love had scored two points on 1-3 shooting at the time of his injury.