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Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will be out at least a week after undergoing a procedure on his right foot to alleviate soreness that's been bothering him in recent weeks.
The Thunder issued a statement on Sunday afternoon, February 22 addressing Durant's situation.
Thunder executive vice president and general manager Sam Presti was quoted in the statement as follows:
“As we have conveyed, Kevin has experienced increased soreness in his right foot recently and as a result we initiated a process to determine the best way to manage it moving forward. In order to alleviate that discomfort, it was determined after consultation with Dr. Robert Anderson, and after receiving a second opinion from Dr. Martin O’Malley, that because the fracture itself has continued to heal as anticipated, there was an opportunity to address irritation from the screw, and make an adjustment to a different piece of hardware within the foot to relieve the symptoms of his soreness.
The fracture itself is healing excellently by all accounts and we continue to feel good about the prognosis moving forward, but in the short term as he continued to have this discomfort, we wanted to determine the best way to alleviate it while still promoting the continued healing of the initial injury.
He is expected to be re-evaluated within a week to determine when he will return this regular season.”
The Thunder host the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, Feb. 22.
Durant did not play on Saturday night in a win at Charlotte.
He has missed 28 games this season due to injuries.