Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant underwent foot surgery on Sunday and is expected to miss at least one week of action.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have won five straight games, but the team suffered a significant loss on Sunday.
The Thunder’s superstar Kevin Durant underwent surgery on his right foot, which will keep him out of action for at least a week.
While the Thunder are saying Durant’s injury is healing fine, that general manager Sam Presti felt the need to say the team expects Durant to return at some point during the regular season is not a great sign that we will see the 26-year-old forward on the court anytime soon.
The injury comes at a horrible time for the Thunder, who were finally starting to click and recently climbed up to the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. The Thunder are currently 30-25, a game and a half better than the No. 9 team in the West, the Phoenix Suns.
Hopefully for the Thunder, the stellar play of Russell Westbrook will be enough to keep them on pace to make the postseason. Westbrook is averaging 26.2 points (43.3 percent shooting from the field, 28.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc), 7.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game this season. The Thunder point guard posted 33 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds in the Thunder’s last game without Durant (Saturday against the Charlotte Hornets).
Durant is averaging 25.4 points (51.0 percent shooting from the field, 40.3 percent shooting from three), 6.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game this season.