Knee Injury – How long is Kevin Durant out for? Brooklyn Nets announced Monday night that All-Star forward Kevin Durant has suffered an MCL sprain in his right knee and is set to be will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
It is reported that the injury occurred late in the third quarter during the NBA game versus the Miami Heat on Sunday. Durant was taken out of the game with 36.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter and did not return as the Nets eventually won 102-101.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, ‘Durant is expected to be out for approximately one month’ and there is optimism that he will be sidelined for less time than he did with a six-week absence last season.
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This is a big loss for Brooklyn, which was trending upward in the Eastern Conference standings. Durant had also been in good form this campaign, averaging 29.7 points per game (6th in the NBA), 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and shooting 55.9% from the field.
Durant surpassed Dominique Wilkins for No. 14 on the NBA’s career scoring list, before his injury.
Nets coach Jacque Vaughn said after the injury, “Right knee, he’ll get evaluated tomorrow and then hopefully I’ll have some more info. Most likely it will include imaging, just to make sure we’re good.”
Durant’s teammate and Nets guard Kyrie Irving said the forward was in a good spirit and added: “Those plays are scary, because when someone’s not looking what’s going on, anything can happen in those moments.
“So I’m grateful for all that time he’s put in the weight room putting his body in a great position, and his body was able to save him from something worse.”