Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love reaggravated a right calf strain that he suffered during the preseason, the team announced.
Love will be re-evaluated in three-to-four weeks.
The 32-year-old got re-injured and left the team’s home game on Dec. 27 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
“Further examination and an MRI administered on Monday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health confirmed the injury. Love will undergo a series of treatment and rehabilitation,” according to the team.
In Love’s absence, Larry Nance Jr. will be leaned heavily on, as he is averaging 8.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game in the first three games.
The Cavaliers have started the season 3-0 with wins over the Charlotte Hornets, Detroit Pistons and 76ers, and are just one of four NBA teams that remain undefeated.