Kevin Love unsure he will be ready for Cavaliers’ season opener

Friday October 9th, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said he is unsure whether he will be cleared to play when the season begins, reports Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

Love sustained a dislocated left shoulder in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference opening-round playoffs against the Boston Celtics last season. On April 29, the Cavaliers announced that Love would undergo surgery to repair the shoulder and was expected to miss four to six months to recover.

“I feel pretty good,” Love said. “As far as the opener goes, I am not completely sure. I’ll probably get with the doctors and see what they have to say.”

The Cavaliers face the Bulls in Chicago on Oct. 27 for their first game of the season.

On Sept. 12, while a guest on the Late Show with Seth Meyers, Love told Meyers then that he is feeling good and at least a month away from returning.

The 27-year-old averaged16.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game on 43.4% shooting in his first season with the Cavaliers last year.

In July, Love signed a five-year, $110 million extension with Cleveland.

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