Kevin Love injury update: Cavs star (foot) expects to be out past Jan. 1

Kevin Love doesn’t expect to return to the court in 2018 as he continues to recover from a foot injury

The 30-year-old forward said Tuesday he believes he will remain out until “sometime after the new year” and he will be “in and out” of a boot for at least two more weeks. 

Love had surgery Nov. 2 to relieve pain and pressure in his left toe and was expected to miss six weeks. His original timetable to return would have been Dec. 14, but the star forward doesn’t think that will happen. 

“There’s just no telling at this time with the weight-bearing injury what it is going to be like moving forward, but I expect to be back sometime after the new year,” Love told ESPN’s The Jump

Love, who signed a four-year, $120 million extension this summer, was expected to be a key piece for the Cavaliers this year. But he has played in just four games this season, averaging 19 points and 13.5 rebounds.

The Cavaliers are a league-worst 2-13 heading into Wednesday’s game against LeBron James and the Lakers.