OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Thunder has released an update on Kevin Durant’s injury.
Kevin Durant has been experiencing soreness in his right foot lately, playing just 10 minutes in the NBA All-Star Game, and noticeably limping late in OKC’s win over Dallas on Thursday night. He also sat out Saturday night against Charlotte.
The foot is the same one Durant had surgery on in the preseason and that kept him out the first 17 games.
The team announced Sunday that Durant underwent a minor procedure on his right foot to address the soreness.
He will be re-evaluated within a week to determine when he will return this season.
Thunder's Kevin Durant undergoes minor procedure to alleviate soreness in his foot, will be re-evaluated in a week
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On Sunday, the team released the following statement regarding Durant’s condition:
“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.”