There's not a lot of love surrounding the Cavaliers on Valentine's Day.
The Cavs announced that 2017 NBA All-Star Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek with Dr. James Rosneck of the Cleveland Clinic present. Love will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation and his return to play is estimated at approximately six weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.
As expected, LeBron James was disappointed with the news.
"Sucks," James said before the Cavs' held their shoot around before Tuesday's game with Minnesota. "It's just our road every season. One of our key guys get hurt and this year has probably been the worst out of all years -- having our starting 2-guard (J.R. Smith) out for so long and now having our All-Star power forward out for an extended period of time.
"It's just next man up and we just hope for a healthy and speedy recovery for our All-Star."
Love was scheduled to play for the Eastern Conference All-Star team this weekend.