Cavaliers big man Kevin Love has been placed in the concussion protocol, the team announced:
STATUS UPDATE: Kevin Love has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol and is OUT tonight in Charlotte.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 28, 2018
He will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Hornets and no timetable for his return was provided.
During a 98-79 loss to the Heat on Tuesday, Love took an inadvertent elbow to the mouth that caused a front tooth subluxation – meaning the tooth is loose but not displaced. He was held out of the second half with concussion-like symptoms.
In 53 outings this season, the five-time All-Star is averaging 17.7 points and 9.2 rebounds. Cleveland currently holds the No. 3 seed in the East, but has just a half game lead over Philadelphia and Indiana.