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 won't play again, will have arthroscopic knee surgery this week

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves injury report, Wolves players, Wolves news Updated: April 8, 2013 - 8:40 PM

Kevin Love will not play again this season.

But it's not because of that healing broken shooting hand necessarily.

Love will have that hand re-examined in New York City at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Tuesday and while he's there, he'll consult with another surgeon who will perform arthroscopic surgery to repair scar tissue on his left knee later this week, sources said Monday evening.

A source called the operation "minor."

The knee apparently has bothered him some much of the season. The plan was to have it done at the end of the season if his hand was cleared for contact action, but it bothered him more as he ramped up workouts for his return and the decision was made to have the surgery now.

That, of course, ends any chance for him to play again.

The recovery time on the knee surgery is four to six weeks.

Love has played just 18 games this season after breaking his hand twice, once in October when he said he did it while doing knuckle pushups during a workout at his Minneapolis condo and then again in a game at Denver on Feb. 3.

He has not played since then.

The Wolves have six games left in a season that ends April 17.



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