Kevin Love suffered a dislocated shoulder on Sunday night (April 26), after getting tied up with Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk during Game 4 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.
The two got tied up, after which Olynyk was called for a loose-ball foul. Immediately after, the Cavs big man sprinted to the Cavs’ locker room while holding his shoulder. It was later revealed that he had dislocated his shoulder.
According to ESPN.com, Love will undergo further examination at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health in the next 24 hours, but he’s expected to miss a minimum of two weeks.
“I thought it was a bush-league play,” Love said after the game. “Olynyk was in a compromising position, had no chance to get the ball, and it’s just too bad that he would go to those lengths to take somebody out of the game and do that to someone. I have no doubt in my mind that he did that on purpose.”
There was some speculation that Olynyk did it on purpose, but he called it “ridiculous.”
“That’s ridiculous,” he told the Boston Herald. “I would never intentionally hurt Kevin or anyone else. He locked my arm up, I locked up his as we were fighting for a loose ball. You lock up arms all the time in this league.”