Kevin Love to Undergo Concussion Tests

by April 18, 2012

Kevin Love isn’t ready to declare his season as over just yet, and hopes to be able to pass concussion tests that would allow him to play again this year. Per the AP: “Kevin Love has finally turned a corner in his recovery from a recent concussion, and the Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star says he’s ready to take the necessary tests to return to the court. Love attended the game on Tuesday against Memphis, but watched from the locker room. He said he planned to take the league’s required concussion tests on Wednesday in hopes that he can be cleared to help a team that had lost 10 straight games heading into the night. ‘I’ve never really had a head injury before,’ said Love, who has missed four straight games after being knocked woozy in a game at Denver on April 11. ‘It’s just different. But I feel good. I feel like I’m good to go.’ Love wasn’t ready to say he would definitely play again this season. The injury plagued Timberwolves have been out of the playoff discussion for weeks, so there is no competitive incentive for him to return. With an injury as sensitive as a concussion, he wants to make sure that he is completely healthy before he comes back to reduce the risk of another one. ‘If it’s worth it, and I feel good, then I’ll do it,’ Love said. The Timberwolves have said for the last week that they would play it cautious with the new face of their franchise. Love has had a breakthrough season, averaging 26 points and 13.3 rebounds a game, and even garnering some consideration for the MVP award when the Wolves were in the playoff hunt in early March.”