The Cleveland Cavaliers lost Kevin Love to a potentially season-altering hand injury after exiting in the first quarter during Tuesday night’s loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Love left after only playing 4:41 in the game. The injury occurred as Detroit Pistons players swatted at the ball after Love came down with a rebound.
The 29-year-old immediately ran off the court and down the tunnel toward the locker room, where he received X-rays at the arena in Detroit. He was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his fifth metacarpal, according to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The injury occurred in his non-shooting hand.