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Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#1 » by Busch Legion » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:09 pm

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The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that an MRI taken this afternoon at TRIA Orthopadedic Center revealed that forward Kevin Love suffered a re-fracture of his third metacarpal in his right hand. The injury occurred during the third quarter of Thursday's game at Denver.

Love will be examined by Dr. Andy Weiland, a hand specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, later this week. An update to Love’s status will be provided after that examination.

Love initially suffered a fracture of his third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand on Oct. 17. For the season, Love has played in 18 games and leads the Wolves in scoring (18.3 ppg), rebounds (14.0 rpg) and double-doubles (14).

Well..... damn. This time sit and rest until you are HEALTHY
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Post#2 » by Murphs56 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:13 pm

There goes the season. Although we play better without him right :roll:
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Post#3 » by Cyborg21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:13 pm

Just about stick a fork in this season, such a cursed team, my god.
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Post#4 » by Mattya » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:14 pm

Not as sad as I should be over this. He needed some time off. Hopefully he gets in better shape during this time off and prepares for the end of the season. We just need Rubio to start getting healthy. It will be interesting to see if this really starts triggering trade talk to maintain while he is out.
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Post#5 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:15 pm

This guy is made of glass.
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Post#6 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:16 pm

Mattya wrote:Not as sad as I should be over this. He needed some time off. Hopefully he gets in better shape during this time off and prepares for the end of the season. We just need Rubio to start getting healthy. It will be interesting to see if this really starts triggering trade talk to maintain while he is out.


I kinda feel the same.
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Post#7 » by criteriado » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:17 pm

Tank this **** season. Let Ricky rest another month or so. We're not making the playoffs.
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Post#8 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:18 pm

My only concern is Steamer is going to see regular PT now which is gross.
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Post#9 » by Calinks » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:18 pm

The season is a hot mess. Just ravaged by these injuries. Also the medical staff probably brought him back too soon so this doesn't reflect too well on them.
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Post#10 » by Murphs56 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:19 pm

Mattya wrote:Not as sad as I should be over this. He needed some time off. Hopefully he gets in better shape during this time off and prepares for the end of the season. We just need Rubio to start getting healthy. It will be interesting to see if this really starts triggering trade talk to maintain while he is out.


He'll be out for 6 weeks. The season will be over by the time he gets back in shape or not
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Post#11 » by criteriado » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:20 pm

If we play to win the rest of the season, we're going to end with 38 and the 14th pick. TANK.
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Post#12 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:23 pm

Calinks wrote:The season is a hot mess. Just ravaged by these injuries. Also the medical staff probably brought him back too soon so this doesn't reflect too well on them.


It was a terribel decision in hindsight.
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Post#13 » by Mattya » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:23 pm

Murphs56 wrote:
Mattya wrote:Not as sad as I should be over this. He needed some time off. Hopefully he gets in better shape during this time off and prepares for the end of the season. We just need Rubio to start getting healthy. It will be interesting to see if this really starts triggering trade talk to maintain while he is out.


He'll be out for 6 weeks. The season will be over by the time he gets back in shape or not


The last game of the season is 4/17. There is definitely time to get back in shape even if he took the full 8 weeks off, like he should.
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Post#14 » by Fischella » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:23 pm

Season is over pretty much, the West is too hard.

Time to trade Derrick, Roy, Barea or Ridnour and the 1st pcik of 2013, try to bring a good SG in.
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Post#15 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:24 pm

criteriado wrote:If we play to win the rest of the season, we're going to end with 38 and the 14th pick. TANK.


f*ck no. I had enough of that crap. GTFO!
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Post#16 » by Dual » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:28 pm

its a long season, like someone said, the thing i dislike most is more Steamer playing... i cant watch that guy.
I think we need some trades, lets hope Ricky comes back soon, and get at full strenght between a month or so, nothing is lost yet.
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Post#17 » by Fischella » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:29 pm

I dont want to tank.... but yes I want +30minpg for Derrick Williams, just see the guy develop.

If he does well, maybe you can trade him and get a SG.
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Post#18 » by Basti » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:31 pm

There's no need to hit the panic button (someone would most likely get injured while doing so, anyway). Obviously this loss is bad but considering how well this team seems to play without Love I think we can weather the storm for a while. Yes, it sucks and I feel really bad for Love but we have some depth at the power forward slot. This also means that Williams gets more playing time and we can evaluate if he can keep up his recent level of play for extended minutes.

It just sucks that this means AK will need to play at least as many minutes for an extended period of time. This can't be good.
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Post#19 » by [RCG] » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:33 pm

PANIC BUTTON!
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Post#20 » by Mattya » Sat Jan 5, 2013 11:35 pm

This medical staff needs to be seriously evaluated. The amount of injuries we have had the past few years has been pathetic. Didn't Brewer mess up both his knees. Rubio messes up knee. Big Al, knee. Love, hands. Budinger, knee. Howard, knee. Lee, knee. Anyone else I'm missing. We are looking almost as bad as the Blazers.

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