Kevin Love Still Not Cleared to Play

by March 13, 2013

Well, so much for suiting up in the final 15-20 games. Kevin Love’s hand surgeon didn’t give him clearance for contact play. The Minnesota Timberwolves forward will be re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks, making his return this season more and more unlikely. Per the Star Tribune: “His visit with Dr. Michelle Carlson of the Hospital of Special Surgery determined his right shooting hand is ‘healing properly,’ according to a team release, and he will continue to increase his conditioning program while he waits to be evaluated again. Two weeks would leave about three weeks left in the season — or about 12 games — although he likely would need some practice time and wouldn’t go directly into playing games. Three weeks would leave about two weeks left, or eight games at the very most.”