Kevin Love won’t play in the Cavaliers’ second-round series, which most expect to come against the Chicago Bulls. Love, of course, injured his shoulder on Sunday in Cleveland’s series-clinching Game 4 win against the Boston Celtics. From ESPN’s Dave McMenamin via Twitter:
The Cavs have ruled out Kevin Love for the conference semifinals.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) April 27, 2015
And from the Cavs, officially:
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love sustained a left shoulder dislocation during the first quarter of yesterday’s game in Boston vs. the Celtics. His shoulder was assessed, reduced in the locker room, immobilized and he did not return to the game. X-rays and a MRI have been performed, as well as further evaluation at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health today by Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard D. Parker and Dr. Mark Schickendantz. Evaluation and imaging have defined the extent of the injury: an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising. Currently, Love is undergoing training room treatments while additional opinions are being obtained and treatment options being explored. Love will be unavailable for the Cavaliers’ upcoming Conference Semifinal playoff series and an update regarding his status beyond that will be determined over the next several days.