Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers have consulted several specialists and determined that surgery is not required to repair Love’s broken right hand. The team announced Friday that surgery would not be required, meaning that Love will miss approximately eight weeks as he allows his hand to recover.
Love suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand during the Cavs 125-114 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.
The injury puts the Cavs in a tough position, as they have been without reliable production from their supporting cast for most of the season. Love was having his best season as a Cavalier, posting a career-best 61.3 true shooting percentage, as well as leading the team in rebounds per game at 9.4.
Goran Dragic of the Miami Heat will replace Love on Team LeBron during the All-Star game in Los Angeles. However, the mystery of who will replace his production on the Cavs is currently without an answer.