Kevin Love expects to return from his toe surgery after the first of the year.

When Love underwent the surgery on Nov. 2, the original timetable was six weeks, which would be Dec. 14.

"There's just no telling at this time with the weight-bearing injury what it is going to be like moving forward, but I expect to be back sometime after the new year," Love said.

Love had surgery to rectify a painful big toe injury on his left foot. 

Love signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension this summer.