UPDATED 10/21/2014 11:18 A.M. –
OKLAHOMA CITY – A few hours after Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant held a press conference to update fans and the media about his foot injury, he posted a video with a message that sums up what he’s going through.
Durant had foot surgery on Thursday to address a Jones fracture in his right foot.
At a press conference Tuesday, Durant said everything is progressing and he’s looking forward to the next few weeks getting better.
The basketball star says he’s never had surgery or an injury like this before, and he’s only had a few sprained ankles in tthe past.
KD says he hopes to play by December.
In the meantime, Durant has been practicing with the team by shooting baskets from a chair.
Durant says his teammates can build confidence and chemistry while he’s out.
The basketball star says his mom has been taking care of him during his recovery and has been with him every moment, and says he has to reassure her that he’s alright.
Durant is thankful for the well wishes and support, and he is antsy to get back out on the court.
He said when the game is taken away from you is when you realize how much you appreciate it.
According to a press release, the Thunder, Durant, and his representatives decided to have Dr. Robert Anderson perform the surgery at the Ortho Carolina Foot and Ankle Clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Team officials say Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
The Thunder will play around 16 regular season games over the next six weeks, and will take on the Utah Jazz at the Chesapeake Energy Arena tonight.