MIAMI – Cavs center Kevin Love took an elbow to his face Tuesday night in Miami.
It came at the very start of the Cavs-Heat game. Love went down under the basket and could be seen grabbing his face. He left the game for a while after pointing to his mouth as he exited.
The team reported that he had suffered a sublux to a tooth, which means the tooth had been loosened, but not knocked out.
He did return to the game, but after a re-evaluation at halftime, he did not return.
Love had just returned to play on March 19, after sitting out since January 30, when he suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left hand 5th metacarpal. He underwent a non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation process to repair the injury.
At halftime, the Cavs trailed the Heat, 54-34.