Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant could miss six to eight weeks with a foot fracture.
The team confirmed the injury but could not pinpoint a specific timeframe for when Durant would return.
Durant, the reigning NBA MVP, injured his right foot during practice on Saturday.
“After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. “We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture. Traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.
“We are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps with Kevin, his representatives, and Thunder medical personnel. Until a course of action is determined, we are unable to provide a timeline specific to Kevin’s case.”
A Jones fracture typically occurs about 3/4 of an inch from the base of the pinkie toe. How well the recovery process goes will determine how much time Durant will miss.
Durant averaged 32.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season.
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