Report: Cavs star forward Kevin Love could miss more than a month with toe injury
The Cleveland Cavs are preparing to see star forward Kevin Love miss more than a month with a left toe injury, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski.
According to Joe Vardon of The Athletic, Love missed the last two games due to what the Cavaliers called a sore left foot, but he recently had undergone an MRI and there was some fluid in his foot, near the toe area. The injury was not believed to be serious, but the early prognosis noted Love needed to rest to keep it from aggravating.
This comes at the heel of the firing of coach Tyronn Lue and the team’s 0-6 start to the season, a complete turnaround of what the city has experienced since LeBron James’ return to The Land in 2014.
Love is fresh off signing a four-year, $120 million extension to be the new headlining star of the team, and his injury leaves a Cavs team looking for solutions without its most capable and reliable player.
The team’s poor start and the organization’s likely push of the reset button would suggest that the Cavs will not rush their $120 million investment back on the court unless fully fit to take the court again.
Since Lue’s firing, the team is yet to agree to an interim position with assistant Larry Drew, making Love’s injury just one of many worries that the Cavs organization must address in the near future.
Love averaged 19 points and 13.5 rebounds through four games before hitting the shelf with this injury.