MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Love will travel to New York on March 13 for what should be his final follow-up with hand surgeon Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Love said that he will meet with Carlson and undergo some hand therapy while in New York before flying to meet the Timberwolves in Houston for their March 15 game against the Rockets. Don't expect another surprise return, though, he said; even if he is cleared, he's going to take some time to ease his way back into the game.
Love's hand is still visibly swollen after his Jan. 15 surgery that repaired two broken metacarpals in his right hand, but Love said that now, seven weeks out, he's still on schedule with his recovery. There's still scar tissue and swelling built up in the hand, but Love did not seem too worried about it going down before he makes his debut.
Love says that he does hand therapy whenever he can, even when he's doing something as simple as sitting on the Timberwolves bench. He squeezes a rubber...