INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will likely miss the remainder of the postseason with “extensive” damage to his left shoulder.
Cavs general manager David Griffin said Tuesday the team is not expecting Love to return in the playoffs, one day after Cleveland announced Love would miss at least the next playoff series.READ MORE: Man Arrested After Armed Robbery At Haverhill Pot Shop
Love was injured in Sunday’s series-sweeping win over Boston when he got tangled with Celtics center Kelly Olynyk while chasing a loose ball.
Griffin said it would be a “real surprise” if Love was able to participate in the postseason.READ MORE: Gov. Baker Proposes Waiving Massachusetts Sales Tax For All Of August And September
Love may need surgery and Griffin said he is still getting medical opinions.
Olynyk was suspended one game by the NBA. Griffin said he was sickened that “a non-basketball play resulted in what it did.”
Griffin is confident the team can overcome losing Love after dealing with adversity all season.MORE NEWS: Rep. Chris Pappas Mourns 15-Year-Old Nephew Who Drowned In Sebbins Pond In Bedford, NH
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