Love Injured Hand Doing Knuckle Pushups, Won’t Need Surgery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Good news and bad news for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. The good news? He won’t need surgery. The bad news — he’ll still be out for about six to eight weeks.

Love was examined Thursday by hand specialist Dr. Andy Weiland, of the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York for the fracture of his right hand. Love said he suffered the injury while doing knuckle pushups.

Love fractured his third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand during a home workout on Wednesday.

The evaluation revealed that surgery won’t be needed on his hand. Weiland said he’ll be able to return to the team within six to eight weeks.

The Wolves issued a statement from Love, regarding his injury:

“Yesterday, I had a post-practice commitment and decided to work out at my home with my personal trainer before heading to Target Center. While doing various pushups, including knuckle pushups, which are part of my regular workout routine, I hurt my hand. I immediately knew something was wrong and called head athletic trainer Gregg Farnam.

“Although I’m disappointed that this injury happened, I will work extremely hard to stay in shape and return to the court as quickly as possible. We have added a lot of depth to our roster this season, and I have complete confidence in my teammates and coaching staff that they will step up and we will be successful during this time. I’m looking forward to supporting our team and helping out any way I can until I get back on the court.”

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