ImageImageImage

Love re-fractures third metacarpal

Moderators: Klomp, C.lupus, Basti

Busch Legion
Rookie
Posts: 1,038
And1: 14
Joined: Oct 08, 2007
Location: North Dakota

Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#1 » by Busch Legion » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:09 pm

http://www.facebook.com/MNTimberwolves

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
User avatar
Murphs56
Bench Warmer
Posts: 1,475
And1: 177
Joined: Nov 13, 2012

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#2 » by Murphs56 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:13 pm

There goes the season. Although we play better without him right :roll:
User avatar
Cyborg21
General Manager
Posts: 7,760
And1: 216
Joined: Apr 14, 2005
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Contact:
       

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#3 » by Cyborg21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:13 pm

Just about stick a fork in this season, such a cursed team, my god.
Image
#RIPOT18
User avatar
Mattya
Head Coach
Posts: 6,998
And1: 946
Joined: Aug 08, 2008
   

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#4 » by Mattya » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:14 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.
User avatar
Turnover_21
Analyst
Posts: 3,074
And1: 178
Joined: Dec 19, 2008

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#5 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:15 pm

This guy is made of glass.
User avatar
Turnover_21
Analyst
Posts: 3,074
And1: 178
Joined: Dec 19, 2008

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#6 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:16 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.
criteriado
Analyst
Posts: 3,629
And1: 1,104
Joined: Sep 20, 2010
     

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#7 » by criteriado » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:17 pm

Tank this **** season. Let Ricky rest another month or so. We're not making the playoffs.
User avatar
Turnover_21
Analyst
Posts: 3,074
And1: 178
Joined: Dec 19, 2008

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#8 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:18 pm

My only concern is Steamer is going to see regular PT now which is gross.
User avatar
Calinks
RealGM
Posts: 27,905
And1: 1,680
Joined: Mar 29, 2006
   

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#9 » by Calinks » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:18 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.
When luck shuts the door skill comes in through the window.
User avatar
Murphs56
Bench Warmer
Posts: 1,475
And1: 177
Joined: Nov 13, 2012

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#10 » by Murphs56 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:19 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
criteriado
Analyst
Posts: 3,629
And1: 1,104
Joined: Sep 20, 2010
     

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#11 » by criteriado » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:20 pm

If we play to win the rest of the season, we're going to end with 38 and the 14th pick. TANK.
User avatar
Turnover_21
Analyst
Posts: 3,074
And1: 178
Joined: Dec 19, 2008

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#12 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:23 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.
User avatar
Mattya
Head Coach
Posts: 6,998
And1: 946
Joined: Aug 08, 2008
   

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#13 » by Mattya » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:23 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.
Fischella
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,800
And1: 562
Joined: Feb 11, 2012
         

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#14 » by Fischella » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:23 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.
User avatar
Turnover_21
Analyst
Posts: 3,074
And1: 178
Joined: Dec 19, 2008

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#15 » by Turnover_21 » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:24 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!
User avatar
Dual
Senior
Posts: 584
And1: 41
Joined: Jun 26, 2009
 

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#16 » by Dual » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:28 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.
Image
Fischella
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,800
And1: 562
Joined: Feb 11, 2012
         

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#17 » by Fischella » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:29 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.
User avatar
Basti
Global Mod
Global Mod
Posts: 34,691
And1: 1,575
Joined: Sep 07, 2005
Location: Æ har en ståkukk!
 

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#18 » by Basti » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:31 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.
User avatar
[RCG]
Head Coach
Posts: 7,047
And1: 135
Joined: May 24, 2010
Location: Saint Paul

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#19 » by [RCG] » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:33 pm

PANIC BUTTON!
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt
User avatar
Mattya
Head Coach
Posts: 6,998
And1: 946
Joined: Aug 08, 2008
   

Re: Love re-fractures third metacarpal 

Post#20 » by Mattya » Sat Jan 5, 2013 7:35 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.

Return to Minnesota Timberwolves


Users browsing this forum: No registered users