Kevin Love Suffered a Mild Concussion

An inadvertent elbow from JaVale McGee took Kevin Love out of last night’s Timberwolves/Nuggets game, and there’s no telling when Love will return to action as he deals with a concussion. From the Star Tribune: “Love was injured late in the first quarter when Denver center JaVale McGee — 7 feet tall and most of that limbs — inadvertently elbowed him in the head on a drive to the basket. The blow laid out Love flat on his back, and teammate J.J. Barea immediately motioned for medical help. Love remained mostly motionless while team athletic trainer Gregg Farnam attended to him and all of his concerned teammates came to the other end of the floor to stand watch. ‘I knew it as soon as he hit, when I saw his eyes on the floor I knew he was out,’ Barea said. ‘He was talking, but he wasn’t all there. A mild concussion is still bad, but he’ll be fine.’ Love was later helped to a sitting position and then was helped off the floor very slowly and groggily with less than four minutes remaining in Wednesday’s first quarter. He wore a neck brace while medical staff worked on him in the locker room. He is the latest casualty in a season filled with injuries, including Rubio’s torn knee ligaments. On Wednesday, the Wolves also played without Luke Ridnour (sprained ankle) and Wayne Ellington (back spasms). ‘It just seems like that happens every game to us,’ Wolves coach Rick Adelman said. Love will miss Thursday’s home game against the Los Angeles Clippers and will be out until he passes a series of league-mandated tests that prove he is symptom-free as part of a concussion policy the NBA adopted before this season.”