Report: Tyronn Lue knew Kevin Love was hurt when he played him vs. Thunder

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 3:  Kevin Love #0, and Tyronn Lue of the Cleveland Cavaliers high five during the game against the Boston Celtics on November 3, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE  (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue knew that Kevin Love's knee was injured before playing him against Oklahoma City, according to's Joe Vardon.

Love underwent surgery on Tuesday to clean up “loose bodies” in his left knee. He is expected to miss six weeks,

“It was already (hurt), loose bodies were already in there so he just played through it and then after it got to a certain point he got the MRI and he found out it was loose bodies floating around.”

Lue was considering resting Love against the Thunder, which was the second night of back-to-back games. Lue was told by Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving that they wanted to play. The Cavaliers lost to the Thunder 118-109.

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