Kevin Love aggravated shoulder injury in Eastern Conference-champion celebration


Kevin Love had surgery on his injured shoulder, and he says he’ll be ready to go for the 2015-16 season opener (playing for the Cavaliers, no less).

But his recovery could have taken a wrong turn after Cleveland won the Eastern Conference finals.

Love, via

“I walk out there, the teammate will remain nameless, I go up and give him a big hug [and I said] ‘congratulations’ and he takes his arm and he goes, ‘Ah yeah man, good game’ and just hits me right on the arm,” Love playfully explained. “Some of the front office staff who was out there with me kind of had to grab me and said, ‘Are you OK?'”

“I had one of those moments where I was like, ‘Oh man, I’m going to have to go back to the locker room. How is that going to look? Will I have to have to sit down?’ So I just tried to take a deep breath, calm myself and got home and iced as quickly as [possible],” Love said.

“It was one of those deals where it was kind of shooting pain through my entire body, but I was a little woozy and kind of all over the place for a few minutes but I was able to calm myself down,” Love said.

Jeez, Cavs. Love said he’d stay in Cleveland. You can stop being so mean to him now.

On the bright side, Love said he’s fine now.