Tough Blow! Cavs forward is ruled inactive for the conference semis

It was announced yesterday that power forward Kevin Love will be officially “unavailable” for the Eastern Conference semifinals after sustaining a dislocated left shoulder injury in the last Cavs and Celtics match-up this past Sunday.  The Cavs organization released a statement regarding the injury late last night stating:

His shoulder was assessed, reduced in the locker room, immobilized and he did not return to the game. X-rays and a MRI have been performed, as well as further evaluation at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health today by Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard D. Parker and Dr. Mark Schickendantz. Evaluation and imaging have defined the extent of the injury: an acute anterior inferior glenohumeral dislocation with the corresponding ligament/labrum tearing and humeral head bone bruising. Currently, Love is undergoing training room treatments while additional opinions are being obtained and treatment options being explored.

This is a tough pill to swallow for the three-time All-Star but more importantly, a road block that could inevitably keep the Cavs out of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love’s ability to stretch the floor and keep big men on their toes helped propel the squad to 53 wins and the notable No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully, Kevin Love can come back from this injury and this doesn’t end up being his first-class ticket out of Ohio to sunny L.A .

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