Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 3:20 pm  |  31 responses

Kevin Love Broke His Right Hand Doing Knuckle Pushups

The lesson here, friends, is that doing knuckle pushups isn’t the brightest of ideas. Just ask Kevin Love, who could now be out for up to two months with a broken right hand. Reports the Star Tribune: “Kevin Love broke two bones in his right hand doing knuckle pushups during a workout at his condo on Wednesday with personal trainer Rob McClanaghan. Love visited a doctor in New York, who confirmed that no surgery will be necessary. The timeline — Love will return in 6-8 weeks — remains in place.”

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  • roscoe

    chuck norris approved

  • rankingno1


  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    At least it was with his trainer. When I first saw the headline, I thought it may have just been him alone doing pushups for fun. That would have been worse than Boozer’s incident in his house two seasons ago.

  • bike

    Why the hell is he doing knuckle pushups? Was he planning on punching someone out this season?

  • Madubbs

    Lmaoooooooooooooooooooo only power forwards get the randomist injury, look at what happened to Boozer years back

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    What better time than a list of weird, unusual or suspect NBA injuries:
    - Dajuan Wagner’s groin
    - DRose cuts hand sleeping with a kitchen knife
    - Carlos Boozer. Nuff said.
    - Vlad Rad breaks foot speedboating aka “working out”
    - Amare extinguishes hand
    - Sean May sits on and breaks medicine ball in practice.
    Make it happen SLAM!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    I mean, how did you break your hand doing this? That doesn’t really make sense, unless he is literally falling onto his knuckles….or maybe his bones are that brittle that they cracked under his weight? Either way, this is a bad sign. THe story that he hurt himself in his sleep is almost better.

  • 1982

    Why do they admit to these things?

  • http://twitter.com/RyanDeahn RyanDeahn

    This is Jean Claude Van Damme Bloodsport approved

  • Dagger

    Tell me you didn’t miss Monta Ellis’s moped accident!

  • shutup

    Jason Williams (DUKE, BULLS) shattering his pelvis on his motorcycle. Jason Williams breaking his leg when Marbury headbutted it, lmao.

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    This story doesn’t add up. I can see him bruising or scraping his knuckles by doing knuckle pushups, but to break two bones in his hand? Irving broke his hand smacking a wall. Latrell Sprewell broke his hand punching his boat. I just can’t see anyone breaking their hand doing pushups.

  • bike

    Maybe he was doing one armed knuckle pushups. With chains draped around his body. Like something you might see in a Rocky movie.

  • underdog

    That dude must be one helluva’ personal trainer.

  • Max

    And this is why I did regular pushups when I was a kid while my coach told me to do knuckle pushups becouse it makes you tough…

  • danpowers

    there had to be some smaller bruise b4. even when u dive forward and land on your knuckles and do push ups you dont break your knuckles. during my time as a boxer i did like 20000 of these, maybe more, with people of all shapes sizes and wheight, in all variations even with guys sitting on one anothers back. you dont break a healthy hand like that. that just doesnt happen.

  • ELE _ C

    and that guy who was doing dumbbell presses on the swiss-ball which popped haha – golden state (garcia?)

  • shutup

    Wasn’t he in Sacramento? Francisco Garcia was his name.

  • MikeC.

    MJ cutting his finger with a cigar cutter.
    Vince’s knee spontaneously growing a vagina.
    Eddy Curry’s eating disorder injured an inflatable workout ball.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    he punched the floor out of frustration when his hands hurt too much doing knuckle pushups.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    in a freezer full of raw meat.

  • EnronTripping

    Joel Przybilla slipping in the shower

  • Bobby

    I can’t see how he broke his hand doing knuckle push-ups, were they clap knuckle push-ups or something..? Also, since an injury a few years back I’ve *only* been able to do knuckle push-ups (the regular ones kill my wrists). After this I think I may need an alternative…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    vladrad’s was snow boarding i think

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    Yeah right… wanking more like it, or is “knuckler pushups” a euphemism anyway?
    ‘What’s that slapping noise in the shower I heard darling?’
    ‘Just doing knuckle push ups dear’

  • tigerJK

    for a big man like kevin, it’s not hard to see why he broke his hand. since the hand is made up of many small bones, factor in his weight, a sudden imbalance (bad technique) could cause him to break his hand

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    which is why i still think he hurt his hand in his sleep or doing something stupid

  • danpowers

    for good reason. id bet my money on that he got mad at smth and punched against a wall

  • Telcontar

    Leave it to the pros
    And i mean Kevin Garnett

  • guest

    KG can do those knuckle push ups.

  • fitvic13

    It’s imposible to break ur knuckles doing pushups with them.