“I feel like a coach,” Kevin Durant supporting team from sidelines

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OKLAHOMA CITY - It's been a whirlwind preseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Several players have been out of the game due to injuries, including MVP Kevin Durant.

Kevin Durant is in high spirits after his successful foot surgery.

Sporting a scooter and massive cast Kevin Durant is in new territory.

This is Durant's first surgery and first time to be sidelined on the Thunder court.

"I feel like a coach. I feel like Nick Saban just rolling around on my scooter going from court to court giving advice and trying to help out as much as I can," OKC Thunder Player Kevin Durant said.

Since his foot surgery on October 16 Durant hasn’t been shy about his condition.

He shared on Instagram, a photo with teammate Mitch McGary who’s also dealing with a broken foot.

Fans have been quick to show their support too.

"Hurry back. We need ya!" Fan Frank Henderson said.

"Just find things to distract himself and do fun stuff while he's healing. Maybe find funny movies or comedies or something."

KD says his number one fan is caring for him, Mama Durant.

"I feel like I need a little bell ring every time I need something. She's been there for me. I got to tell her to calm down sometimes, because I'm doing alright." he said.

Durant says his goal is to be back on the court in December.

"No I'm not going to rush it at all. That's the one thing I didn't want to do," he said.

Durant says doctors will re-evaluate in five weeks. Until then, he's making sure the Thunder stays positive.

"Just be who you are. You don't have to change anything because somebody's out. Just be who you are. Don't over think it. Just be who you are," Durant said.

Oklahoma City Thunder season starts October 29 against the Portland Trailblazers.

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