Here is the official team press release that just went out…
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent successful surgery this afternoon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City to repair his dislocated left shoulder. The surgery was performed by Dr. David W. Altchek. Continuing treatment and rehabilitation at Cleveland Clinic Courts and Cleveland Clinic Sports Health will be conducted by the Cavaliers’ medical staff and Head Team Physician Dr. Richard D. Parker. His projected recovery time is four to six months.
While this certainly provides a concrete answer to whether or not there would be a glimmer of hope for a return of the Cavs’ forward late in the post-season, it no doubt will raise many new questions about his impending decisions regarding free agency this summer. Love can still opt in to the final year of his existing contract with the Cavaliers. It will be interesting to see how things progress.
The timeframe could also potentially put Love’s availability to begin next season in doubt regardless of his contract situation.
In the meantime, all our best at C:tB go out to Kevin for a speedy recovery.
[UPDATED: KLove posted this on Instagram this morning]