Kevin Love
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love. AP Photo/Nick Wass

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been ravaged by injuries at the start of the season, but they kept being competitive with a surprising 9-9 record at the first 18 games of their campaign.

The Cavs are still missing Kevin Love, who nurtures a calf injury that occurred in the past offseason. Cleveland’s head coach shared a minor update on Love’s injury situation.

(via Chris Fedor of

“He’s doing light stuff on the court now and our expectation is he’ll do even more,” J.B. Bickerstaff said Thursday evening. “Then we’ll get a fair judge of where he is once he gets on the floor.”

Love has missed 15 straight games — and 16 overall — because of the calf issue. He aggravated his injury during the preseason opener in Detroit.

According to Fedor, the Cavs are expected to provide an update the coming week, however a specific target date for Love’s return in not known — yet.