Timberwolves' Kevin Love Receives MLB-Level Injury, Hurts Arm While Sleeping

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 15, 2012

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 18: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 18, 2012 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Kevin Love may need a refresher course on how to fall asleep without injuring himself, or a padded bedroom. 

The Star Tribune reports the star athlete who is very adept at running and not injuring himself managed to hurt his arm while sleeping:

The Timberwolves' two-time All-Star along with starting small forward Andrei Kirilenko missed Saturday's preseason return to Target Center -- an 82-75 victory over the Chicago Bulls -- because of a suddenly sore right elbow.

Love didn't bang it or hyperextend it while playing only the first quarter Friday in Indianapolis. No, he instead slept with his right arm extended off his bed all night Friday and when he awoke Saturday morning, he said he could barely lift a basketball.

Sadly, I've been there myself.

Many of us have slept awkwardly, only to wake up with searing pain and the realization that you have a rather ridiculous injury that will be embarrassing to explain. 

I am just one portly writer, not a rebounding superstar with a career average of 17.3 points per game. 

This is not to say that he is a line athlete in his plight. 

There are other stars who are famous for injuring themselves in knuckleheaded ways, and they are called baseball players. 

There was Joel Zumaya, who hurt his hand by playing Guitar Hero, Sammy Sosa, who sneezed himself into back spasms, and so many others.

Love's injury would be right at home in their pantheon of absurdity.

The obvious solution is for the team to gather resources and buy its big man a big-man bed like Al Jefferson purchased recently

Sure, that thing is crazy, but so is hurting yourself while sleeping. 

Love is hopeful his arm injury is just a 24-hour thing. Unfortunately, he will never live the manner in which he hurt himself down.


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