Kevin Love’s Broken Hand Happened In A Much Dumber Way Than You Might Have Thought
Seeing that Kevin Love broke his hand and would be out 6-8 weeks, it was hard not to feel bad. Despite being pretty much screwed, the Wolves do have an interesting collection of talent on their roster, and losing their centerpiece before the season even began dealt a serious blow to the team's hopes to compete for a playoff spot. And it happened during a workout, when he was trying to get even better? How couldn't you feel for the guy?
The team revealed Thursday that Love fractured his hand doing knuckle push-ups with trainer Rob McClanaghan prior to the team's practice in his condo.
And, uh, that's how.
We don't want to totally trivialize this. It still sucks for Love (and his team, and its fans) that he broke his hand. He's a great player, and basketball's better when great players are playing. And to that end, we're glad Love might be able to return sooner than anticipated. But... knuckle pushups. Was he working on his KG impersonation? Is his goal to be a kung fu fighter? Or was he just showing off?
Is there ever any real good reason, exercise-wise, to do knuckle pushups rather than standard? Maybe he was physically incapable of doing them the
right normal way? You'd think there has to be some validity, since he was doing them with his personal trainer present. Unless there were both a personal trainer and a girl he likes present. Then obviously he'd ignore the trainer and go straight for the badass (or what he thinks is badass) move to impress the girl. He'd talk about how sweet his place is, how he can just be himself there, you know?, how this open space here really helps him out with his routine, and then...
Whatever the reason for them, the knuckle pushups didn't end well, because they were knuckle pushups. Between that and the sleep injury, we'd say Love's been cursed this preseason... but knuckle pushups? This one had to be preventable. He can get back to us on the "cursed" thing if he has a spider nightmare... but hopefully what he gets back to first is the court.
Getty photo, by Harry How
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