Timberwolves forward Kevin Love admitted Sunday, March 24, that the thought of sitting out the rest of the season has "crossed my mind," but the two-time NBA all-star hopes he's not faced with that decision.

Love will undergo a CT scan examination on his right hand near the end of the week to determine if the two broken bones in his hand have completely healed. Love is hoping to be cleared for full contact work in practice, which would pave the way for his return to the lineup, but he seems to be preparing himself for a disappointing alternative.

"If the doctor says another week to 10 days or something like that, who knows?" Love said before the Wolves' game Sunday against Chicago at Target Center. "I'd like to come back, but I know not playing (the rest of the season) has crossed the minds of other people, whether it's (Wolves president of basketball operations Kahn) David, Glen (Wolves owner Taylor) or coach (Rick Adelman)."

Love has appeared in only 18 games this season after breaking the third and fourth metacarpal bones in his right hand on two occasions, the first while doing knuckle push-ups at his home in October. He broke the same bones again on Jan. 3 when he collided with Denver forward Kenneth Faried.

Surgery was not recommended for Love after the first injury, but there was little debate after he reinjured his hand in Denver.