Apr 9, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (42) looks on during the first half against the Phoenix Suns at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Kevin Love Injury: Love Shut Down For Season

Kevin Love will not return for the Minnesota Timberwolves this season after suffering a concussion against the Denver Nuggets late in the year.

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VIDEO: Kevin Love Injury Results In Concussion, Neck Strain

Kevin Love suffered an ugly looking injury in the first quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Turns out the diagnosis was just as bad as it looked on the court, too, unfortunately.

Love suffered a mild concussion and a neck strain, according to the team's public relations department.

Concussions are never a good thing for athletes to endure, as recent research projects have shown. Knowing that, it wouldn't be surprising to see Love shut down for the remainder of the season considering Wednesday's loss officially knocked the Wolves out of playoff contention (as if that wasn't already known).

For more on the Minnesota Timberwolves, check out Canis Hoopus. For more on the Denver Nuggets you can head over to Denver Stiffs.

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Kevin Love Injury: Javale McGee Elbow Forces Timberwolves All-Star To Bench

Kevin Love caught an elbow from JaVale McGee in the first quarter of Wednesday night's game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets. The All-Star power forward was helped off the court and is expected to miss the remainder of the game due to the injury.

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