Feb 7, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Amway Center. Orlando Magic defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-102. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: OKC Thunder's Kendrick Perkins to miss six weeks after groin surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Kendrick Perkins left last Thursday’s game against the Miami Heat nursing a groin injury.

Those are never good, obviously, though there was hope Perkins would be able to return to the court in the near future after a bit of rest. That won’t be the case as Perkins will miss the next six weeks of action after undergoing groin surgery.

Kendrick Perkins will miss up to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a left groin strain he sustained Thursday against Miami.

Given the time frame, Perkins will essentially miss the rest of the regular season and it’s possible if his recovery doesn’t go flawless, he could miss a bit of the postseason as well.

All that said, Perkins wasn’t exactly a cog in the Thunder’s lineup as he was only logging 19 minutes a game.

It’s expected that Nick Collison, Perry Jones III and Steven Adams will fill in for Perkins based on matchup situations.

Hopefully Perkins will return healthy for the playoffs as that’s when the Thunder will most need him.

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