Kevin Love has refractured the third metacarpal in his right hand and will be examined in New York City later this week, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Saturday.

Love suffered the refracture in Thursday's 101-97 win over the Denver Nuggets.

Love missed the first nine games of the season due to the fracture of his third and fourth metacarpal before returning earlier than expected on Nov. 21 against the Nuggets.

Love is averaging 18.3 points and 14 rebounds this season.