Kevin Durant Could Miss 6-8 Weeks Due to Foot Fracture

By Mike Cardillo

Kevin Durant is set to miss significant time due to a Jones fracture in his right foot. A Jones fracture deals with the fifth metatarsal of the foot. Oklahoma City GM Sam Presti issued a quick statement about the injury on Sunday morning:

Details of how Durant injured the foot are unclear in the immediacy of the injury, but Presti’s statement says the treatment typically involves surgery and a 6-8 recovery period. ESPN’s Bottomline is running with the “indefinitely” tag. Either way, it’s hard to think of the Thunder without Durant for an extended period of time.

Durant led the NBA in scoring last season at 32 ppg. en route to winning MVP honors. The depth of the Western Conference likely won’t allow the Thunder much room for error without their franchise player. Russell Westbrook will shoulder most of the load for the team while Durant is sidelined.

Durant is the second NBA star to go down to injury this weekend, following Bradley Beal on Saturday who will miss 6-8 weeks with a wrist injury.

The Thunder are scheduled for national television games on both TNT and ESPN during the first week of the new NBA season later this month.

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