Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced that Kevin Love will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee to remove a buildup of scar tissue. The surgery will be performed by Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City later this week. A typical recovery time for this type of procedure is 4-6 weeks.
Love has missed the past 47 games after breaking the third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand at Denver on Jan. 3. He underwent surgery on Jan. 15 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Love originally suffered a fracture of his third and fourth metacarpal in his right hand on Oct. 17 while working out, and missed the first nine games of the season.
For the season, Love played in 18 contests and averaged 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.