After leaving Saturday night's game with a then undisclosed knee injury, an MRI has revealed that Cavs All Star Power Forward Kevin Love required surgery.
In a statement released Tuesday, the team said that Love underwent arthroscopic surgery to "remove a loose body" from his left knee. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City by Dr. David Altchek with Dr. James Rosneck of the Cleveland Clinic present.
Post-surgery recovery, according to the team, is estimated at about 6 weeks. The Cavs say they'll update his status as appropriate.
The Cavs have recently made room on the roster by trading Center Chris "Birdman" Andersen. They did acquire former second-overall pick Derrick Williams who has been playing well at Power Forward for the team.
The Cavs take on the Timberwolves, Love's former team, on Tuesday night in Minnesota and then the Pacers at the Q in Cleveland Wednesday night, before the All Star break.