Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 4/8/13
After nearly six months of worrying about a right hand, the Kevin Love injury saga has shifted to a left knee. The Timberwolves announced Monday evening that their star power forward, who has missed all but 18 games this season with a broken right hand, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee later this week to remove a buildup of scar tissue. The surgery, which the team describes as minor, will effectively end Love's season, although hopes of him returning from the broken hand have decreased as the season has progressed. This is the first major knee issue of Love's five-year career; he was listed as day to day with a left knee problem in February 2010, but he did not miss a game. Love underwent surgery to repair a broken right hand on Jan. 15 after breaking it for the second time this season on Jan. 3 in Denver. He first broke the hand during training camp in October. After the surgery, Love was given an expected recovery time of 8-10 weeks, but nearly 12 weeks after the surgery he still had not been cleared for contact practices at the time of this latest announcement. Monday's announcement certainly wasn't what the Timberwolves wanted, but it did finally offer some finality -- however surprising in nature -- to the "will he or won't he" Kevin Love debate. Follow Joan Niesen on Twitter.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jordan speaks out against shootings, donates $2 million

Report: Cromartie may be forced to retire due to hip issue

Greg Jennings announces retirement from NFL

Vikings OT Phil Loadholt retires after seven seasons in NFL

Report: Yankees, Cubs in 'final stages' of Chapman trade

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Fitzpatrick got ‘multiple contract offers’ from Jets

A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

Report: Bosh's camp 'angry and suspicious of Heat's intentions'

JJ Watt pens dramatic letter to fans about back injury

Le’Veon Bell vows to win appeal: ‘I’m not going to miss games’

Dallas Cowboys' team employee bus involved in fatal crash

Cubs to acquire Aroldis Chapman from Yankees

Aldon Smith denies appearing in video with marijuana blunt

Twitter signs deal with to stream live MLB and NHL games

Julian Edelman is dating Adriana Lima?

NFL reportedly determines Peyton Manning didn't use PEDs

KD, Draymond Green booed in L.A. during Team USA exhibition

Top storyline for each NFL team heading into training camp

Eight MLB veterans that need to be traded before deadline

Andre the Giant drank six bottles of wine before match?

Cristiano Ronaldo spars with Conor McGregor in gym

Adam Silver is the new standard-bearer for league commisioners

Iowa football player held at gunpoint by police while playing Pokemon Go

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker