Kevin Durant injury update: Nets’ star to be sidelined for 2 weeks with knee injury after collision with Jimmy Butler

Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets was injured during Sunday night’s game against the Miami Heat. The nets went on losing the game in a minimum difference, 101-102.

During the third quarter, the two-time NBA champion sustained an injury as Heat forward Jimmy Butler landed on his knee. Kevin was initially uneasy, but he couldn’t go on. In the timeout, he left the court and didn’t come back.

What is Kevin Durant’s injury update?

Yesterday he underwent an MRI, and the diagnosis is an isolated MCL sprain on his right knee. KD will be reevaluated in two weeks for further development, according to the Nets.

This isn’t the first time the two-time NBA Finals MVP has suffered from knee problems. In January 2022, Durant sprained his MCL in his left knee and went out for more than one month. The Nets endured an 11-game losing streak at that time. During his stint with the Golden State Warriors, he sprained the same MCL and missed over a month.

However, this time it does not appear to be as serious, with sources estimating that the Nets star will need one month to recover. With him out, the Nets will have to rely on other key players such as Kyrie Irving.

The Nets are second in the Eastern Conference and have a good chance of making the playoffs. The injury to the starting forward must affect their schedule in the meantime.

Kevin Durant is having an average season so far, scoring 29.7 points per game with an average of 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists in 39 appearances.

What do you think the Brooklyn Nets are going to do better or worse?

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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