Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will be out for about a month, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.
The Nets announced Monday that Durant has been diagnosed with an isolated MCL sprain in his right knee and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
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Durant suffered an injury in the third quarter of the Nets’ 102–101 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night.
With 1:5 left in the third quarter, Heat swingman Jimmy Butler was injured when he headed to the rim and had his shot blocked by Nets big man Ben Simmons. Butler fell backwards onto Durant’s lap and remained on the floor for a while, but the game continued.
Durant continued to rub his knee up and down the court and was ejected when the Nets called a timeout about 30 seconds later. He went straight back to the locker room to be checked and never came back.
This isn’t the first time Durant has had knee problems. He injured his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a win over the New Orleans Pelicans on January 15, 2022, requiring more than a month and a half of rehabilitation.
The Nets, who were 27–15 at the time and still playing Kyrie Irving part-time due to New York City’s vaccination mandate, went 5–17 during Durant’s absence, including an 11-game losing streak.
Durant also missed more than a month in 2017 after former Golden State Warriors teammate Zaza Pachulia accidentally landed on his knee, spraining his MCL and bruising his tibia.
Durant averaged 30 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists this season, leading the Nets (27–13) to an Eastern Conference lead after a rocky start to the season on and off the court, and is on the MVP contender list.
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