Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Love addresses media, skeptics about broken hand

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves players, Wolves news Updated: October 31, 2012 - 5:05 PM

Kevin Love addressed the media -- and the conspiracy theorists -- Wednesday after practice for the first time since he broke his hand two weeks ago.

And this is some of what he had to say after he broke his right shooting hand while doing knuckle pushups:

Asked how about people have suspected he actually punched something instead, he said, "I've heard it all by now. I just tell them, sorry, I don't have a better story for you. I know it's more sexy having punched something but also more idiotic, for lack of  a better term. I didn't punch anything, sorry.

"I do different series of pushups all the time. My hand just gave on me."

On those suspicious, he said, "Of course, I've heard everything. This isn't TMZ, this isn't People magazine. I think most people are just looking for a story. For me, I know what happened. I'm not trying to get around it. I'm not trying to lie. That's what happened."

Asked if he has heard any other theories beyond punching something from fans or friends, he said, "Um, I can check my phone. I can check Twitter."

Love is wearing a removable cast on that right hand and expects to return next week to the New York City doctor who originally examined him and who surgically repaired his broken left hand two years ago.

The Wolves are scheduled to play at Brooklyn Monday, but the Nets' Thursday season opener against the Knicks was postponed by New York City's mayor in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

The Nets' game Saturday against Toronto is expected to be played in their new arena, which means Monday's game against the Wolves will be played as well.

Love called the injury "pretty much a freak accident."

He said he regularly does pushups such as fingertip and kettle bell pushups as part of his routine, but doesn't always or regularly do knuckle pushups.

But he insists that's what he was doing that morning at his Minneapolis condo exercise room when his hand gave way and he knew instantly he had done something serious to it.

"It was weird how it happened...I'm obviously not happen having a broken hand, but it's good to be back today."

Love spent last week in Los Angeles with family members.

The team set a 6-to-8 week timeline for his return two weeks ago and Love wasn't any more specific on that than to say, "Hopefully sooner rather than later."

 

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