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Love suffers broken hand in blow to Cavs

Kevin Love broke his hand during the Cleveland Cavaliers' loss to the Detroit Pistons, the team confirmed.

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01 Feb 2018, 05:18 IST
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Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love broke his left hand and will reportedly miss six to eight weeks.

The Cavaliers will have to figure out how LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas play together because their other scoring option is out for a while.

Love, who left Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons, suffered a fractured left hand fifth metacarpal, the team confirmed in a statement.

He injured his hand when attempting to haul in a pass in the paint during the first half. Love hit his hand when reaching out for the ball and was in instant pain. He went in for X-rays after the play and did not return.

The Cavaliers' medical staff are weighing up their options on how to proceed with his recovery. It is possible he will need surgery.

The 29-year-old power forward was named to his fifth career All-Star Game this year after averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 rebounds per game this season.

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