Cavaliers forward Kevin Love making progress from calf injury

By Field Level Media
Dec 27, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) during the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is ramping up his recovery from the right calf injury that has sidelined him since late December.

The Cavaliers said Wednesday that the five-time All-Star has begun individual basketball activities.

Love missed 19th straight game on Wednesday night when Cleveland hosted the Los Angeles Clippers.

Love initially injured the calf prior to the season and missed the preseason schedule. He returned to play against the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 26 and then aggravated the calf in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers the next night.

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The next step would be for Love to take part in full team activities before he eventually gets cleared to play in games.

Love is averaging 9.5 points and 6.0 rebounds this season.

Love has career averages of 18.2 points and 11.1 rebounds in 715 games (632 starts) with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Cavaliers.

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–Field Level Media