Kevin Love suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Game 4 of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first-round series sweep of the Boston Celtics, and the big man is still on the mend as we approach the 2015-16 campaign. Love was on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Friday night, and he said he’s about a month or so away from returning to action (via HoopsHype):
“I feel great. I actually spent three weeks in Park City, Utah at the Olympic training facility there, rehabbed my shoulder, got in great shape and now I feel great. I’m probably about a month, month and a half away, I don’t want to set an immediate deadline now but I really feel great.”
Love signed a five-year maximum contract extension with the Cavaliers this summer after a somewhat trying year for the star power forward. He battled injury problems and struggled to fit in at times, although he still nearly averaged a double-double despite the adversity.
The Cavaliers are also still waiting on Kyrie Irving to get healthy after knee surgery, but Love is expected to be ready to go before Irving. Of course, both players are key to Cleveland’s title hopes, so the team will be cautious with both of them and make sure they’re 100 percent before they return.