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Cavs GM: Kevin Love ‘Highly Unlikely’ To Return To Playoffs After Shoulder Injury


Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin announced that forward Kevin Love is “highly unlikely” to play again during the NBA postseason after suffering a dislocated left shoulder against the Celtics on Sunday at TD Garden, according to multiple reports.

“I think it would be a real surprise if he were able to participate in the postseason,” Griffin said, via Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal. “I still have a sliver of hope for something very late, but highly unlikely.”

Citing an unnamed source, Howard Beck of Bleacher Report indicated that Love would need at least 4-6 weeks to heal from the injury, which also included ligament/labrum tearing.


Love was injured when he and Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk got tangled up while chasing a rebound in the first quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round series. After the game, Love said he felt the play was “bush league.” The NBA announced on Monday that Olynyk will be suspended one game for his actions.


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