Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love is expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks after breaking his right hand on Wednesday.
Love broke the third and fourth metacarpal in his hand during a morning workout. The four-year pro will be examined by Dr. Andy Weiland, a hand specialist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, on Thursday.
Ironically, Love fractured his left hand during the preseason in mid-October of 2009 and sat out the first 18 games of the subsequent regular season before returning on Dec. 4. Weiland also performed the surgery for that injury.
Love finished fourth in the NBA with a career-high 26.0 points-per-game scoring average and was second overall in rebounding (13.3 avg.) last season, garnering his second consecutive All-Star nod. The 6-foot-10 UCLA product led the league with an average of 15.2 rebounds per game in 2010-11.