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Kevin Love says injury not new, listed as day-to-day

Mar 22, 2011, 3:29 PM EDT

Kevin Love Sits AP

When Kevin Love left the game against Sacramento Sunday and did not return, his groin injury became news.

Except it wasn’t news to him.

That’s what Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune tweeted:

Love said injury first happened vs. Utah. Aggravated vs. Lakers, and again vs. Kings.

Groin injuries are like that. It’s a level of pain that players are used to pushing through to keep playing, but when they do the injury gets aggravated and worse than it was. Until the player has to sit out.

Love is officially listed as day to day. He did not practice Tuesday, but the Wolves are off until Thursday when they take on Dallas.

Jerry Zgoda, Wolves beat writer for the Star Tribune, suggested that due to the groin and an assortment of other injuries (bruised thigh, sore knee) the team may just shut him down for the season. As he said, it might not be announced as such, but it’s a possibility.

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