Love’s knee injury ‘concerning’ for Cavs; 2nd opinion sought

Love will miss Tuesday's game at Minnesota — and possibly more games

Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown (22) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in New York. Love and LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 17 points each in the Cavs 91-78 victory over the Nets. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Brooklyn Nets guard Markel Brown (22) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in New York. Love and LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 17 points each in the Cavs 91-78 victory over the Nets. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The Cavaliers are concerned about All-Star forward Kevin Love’s injured left knee.

Love will miss Tuesday’s game at Minnesota — and possibly more games — with an injury that will require him to get a second opinion. Love complained of soreness and had swelling following Saturday’s 125-109 win over Denver and underwent an MRI on Sunday. The defending NBA champions haven’t disclosed results.

Following Monday’s practice, coach Tyronn Lue said he’s “definitely concerned” about Love, who recently missed games with back spasms. Lue said he doesn’t know if Love’s back and knee issues are related or if he’ll have to skip this weekend’s All-Star game.

Love’s injury complicates things for the Cavs, who seem to have found a rhythm following a 7-8 January. Cleveland has won five of six and leads the Eastern Conference by 2½ games over Boston.

Love is averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds.

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