It seems that things are going from bad to worse for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. After the news broke earlier today that LeBron James is almost definitely leaving Cleveland due to front office issues, the only thing most Cavaliers fans had to look forward to was the chase for the NBA Finals and another championship. The NBA trade deadline is looming and there were whispers that the Cavs could trade the first-round pick they own of the Brooklyn Nets for a superstar like DeAndre Jordan. However, an injury to key superstar Kevin Love in the Cavs game with the Detroit Pistons makes any idea of a championship much more difficult to envision.

Cavs offer up Kevin Love injury update

ESPN reports that Kevin Love broke his hand and will miss between six to eight weeks of the NBA season. The Kevin Love injury took place in the first quarter of the game with the Detroit Pistons. Love grabbed his hand after making contact with Pistons' Andre Drummond while under the basket. Love immediately bent over and held his hand, in obvious pain.

According to the Cavaliers, they X-rayed his hand at the arena. The results indicated that Love has a non-displaced fracture in the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. While the prognosis was said to be updated after he gets additional examination tomorrow, it looks like Love will be out for up to two months.

What does Kevin Love's injury mean for the Cavaliers?

This Kevin Love injury means that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be without their superstar power forward until at least April. That would leave just under two weeks for Love to return and get back into game shape before the NBA playoffs kick off. The question now is what the Cavaliers will do without their second-leading scorer in the lineup.

The Cavaliers were considering trading Tristan Thompson for someone like DeAndre Jordan or possibly bringing in another point guard in a trade. The Kevin Love injury leaves the Cavaliers in a lot of trouble in their front court. Thompson is the starting center again, but it looks like Jae Crowder will have to move back into the starting lineup at power forward, giving Cleveland no real scoring talent from their big man position.

With the NBA trade deadline coming up in the next week, the Cleveland Cavaliers look in dire straits and they are losing possible trade pieces now. There is no replacing Love and there are doubts now that they would dare part with the Brooklyn Nets number one draft pick. The Kevin Love injury came at the worst possible time for the Cavs and their season is growing even more dire by the day.