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No that's not a typo, it was announced today that Kevin Love will be having another surgery, this one on his knee that will effectively end his 2012-13 campaign.
Love will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee to remove a buildup of scar tissue. The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City later this week.
The recovery time will be roughly 4-6 weeks and he's expected to be at full-strength by early June (at the latest). This way he'll have all summer to get his body 'right' and ready for training camp in the fall.
Love has played only 18 games this season thanks to breaking his right hand...twice! Once in the preseason and again in a game at Denver on January 3rd. He underwent surgery the second time at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Perhaps he has a punch card and the next surgery is on the house?
In those 18 games, Love averaged 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds a game.
Kahn said the hand is basically healed and Love's been shooting the ball very well, but the issue has been his knee. The ultimately waited until the last possible second in hopes that he could still play again this season. Surgery on the knee wasn't done earlier because Kevin didn't think it was serious enough, however the pain got to be too much during his recovery.
So, there it is, it's finally official: Kevin Love won't be playing again this season.
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