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Kevin Love To Reportedly Miss 6 Weeks With Knee Injury

The Cleveland Cavaliers' forward will reportedly be out for a month-plus.

Kevin Love is going to be sidelined for a while.

ESPN Cleveland Cavaliers reporter Dave McMenamin is reporting that the All-Star forward will undergo a scope on his left knee and miss six weeks.

Love, 28, is having one of the best seasons of his career, but he's been dealing with some various injuries, including back spasms that had sidelined him earlier in the season.

The former Minnesota Timberwolves' star is averaging 20 points and 11.1 rebounds a game, shooting 38 percent from the 3-point line.

Cleveland's depth has been taking some serious hits this season. The Cavs are already without J.R. Smith, though the shooter could return shortly after the All-Star break.

The Cavs (37-16) lead the Eastern Conference, though the Boston Celtics and the Washington Wizards have been the superior teams since Jan. 1 and it's now somewhat feasible that the No. 1 seed is truly up for grabs.

Update: The Cavs have confirmed the news, announcing that Love will undergo knee surgery and miss approximately six weeks.

Here's the Cavs' release:

Cavaliers forward and 2017 NBA All-Star Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his left knee this morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek with Dr. James Rosneck of the Cleveland Clinic present. Love will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation and his return to play is estimated at approximately six weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.

[Cavs]