Nets star ahead Kevin Durant was identified with a sprained MCL in his left knee after sustaining the injury in Brooklyn’s win over the Pelicans on Saturday night time, the team announced Sunday.
An MRI confirmed the severity of the injury, and Durant is anticipated to return to full energy following a interval of rehabilitation.
The Nets didn’t present a particular timeline concerning Durant’s return; nonetheless, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there’s optimism throughout the Nets that Durant will probably be out between 4 and 6 weeks with the injury.
Durant injured his knee within the second quarter of Saturday’s eventual 120–105 win after teammate Bruce Brown fell into it whereas attempting to defend New Orleans ahead Herb Jones. Durant instantly grabbed his knee and started limping off the courtroom, ultimately heading to the locker room for additional analysis.
He didn’t return to the competition.
In 35 video games getting into Saturday, Durant was averaging 29.7 factors, 7.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per recreation, capturing 52.0% from the sphere. The Nets at present maintain the No. 3 seed within the Japanese Convention, although had misplaced six of their final 9 previous to Saturday’s recreation.
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