Love’s game return still probably three weeks away

Posted on November 20th, 2009 – 3:09 PM
By Jerry Zgoda

Phil Miller’s got practice for me today because I’m already in Portland for the start of a quick two-game Western trip that starts tomorrow against the Blazers. Here’s what he reports about that X-ray Kevin Love had on his fractured left hand:

There’s been good healing progress. He’s probably two weeks away from participating in a full practice, perhaps three weeks away from playing in his first game of the season.

That’d be right in that six-to-eight ballpark estimated when he broke the hand in a preseason game at Chicago on Oct. 16, even if Love was hoping the X-ray would show he could start practicing right away again.

He did some outside shooting today, but can’t do anything physical with the hand yet. Love reports the pain is almost completely gone.

Exactly three weeks would put his return at that Dec. 11 game in Los Angeles against the Lakers, which would be a timely debut.

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