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Updated: December 22nd, 2012 3:08pm
Kevin Love will miss Sunday's game because of eye injury

Kevin Love will miss Sunday's game because of eye injury

by Judd Zulgad
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The Minnesota Timberwolves will be without forward Kevin Love for Sunday's game against the Knicks in New York.

Love got poked in the eye late in the Wolves' victory over Oklahoma City on Thursday and did not travel with the team to New York. The Knicks entered Saturday with the second-best record in the Eastern Conference at 19-7 and are 11-2 at home.

"He has to be careful the next few days to make sure he doesn't do anything that causes pressure in his eye," Wolves coach Rick Adelman told the Star Tribune. "It's an unfortunate thing that happened near the end of the game. But, hopefully, if he rests and doesn't do anything, we'll see how he is after Christmas."

Love missed the first nine games of the season after breaking his right hand. He did not play on Dec. 15 in the Wolves' victory over Dallas -- the game in which guard Ricky Rubio returned from knee surgery -- because of illness.

The Wolves are hoping that Love will be able to play Wednesday against Houston at Target Center.

The Wolves did get some good news Saturday as guard Brandon Roy went through a full practice for the first time since having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in late November. No date has been set for when Roy might be able to return to play in a game.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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