Cavaliers' Kevin Love travels back to Cleveland with team following concussion

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 13:45:48-04

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has been cleared to travel after suffering a concussion in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

A team spokesman says in an email that Love, who was injured in the first half of Sunday's game, was with his teammates Monday on the flight from San Francisco to Cleveland.

Love was inadvertently struck in the back of his head by Golden State forward Harrison Barnes while fighting for a rebound. Love crumpled to the floor in pain but returned to the game.

However, he removed himself in the third quarter after feeling dizzy and was taken to the locker room for tests and observation.

The Cavs said he was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol. His status for Wednesday's Game 3 isn't known.

The defending champion Warriors lead the series 2-0.

See also: 3 big takeaways from the Warriors' Game 2 victory over the Cavaliers