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.
The Cleveland Cavaliers went to the White House on Thursday afternoon, and got congratulations on their NBA championship from President Obama.
On the White House East Lawn, the President listed some of the key highlights of the Cavaliers' Game 7 win over the Golden State Warriors.
"There was the block, what LeBron has said was the defining play of his career, the shot by Kyrie, putting the Cavs up five, the stop by Kevin Love," he recalled.
And President Obama said he knows the championship ended Cleveland's tortured sports history.
"The city that throughout sports history has been through a lot," the President said, listing some of the more infamous local sports moments, "the Fumble, the Drive, Jordan over Ehlo, a whole lot more...but through it all, Cleveland was always Believeland, and that's why...and that's why the Cavs have always given back to their fans and the community that's been loyal to them."
President Obama mentioned, among other things Cavaliers team members have done for the community, LeBron James sponsoring University of Akron scholarships for Akron school students.
The President got an "Obama / 16" Cavaliers jersey from Kevin Love.
The president says the Cavaliers were already a championship team before last year, and that Cleveland should be proud of them.