Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant has suffered a knee sprain and might be out indefinitely, the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation stated on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the staff’s bid for a 3rd straight journey to the finals.
Durant suffered the harm early within the Warriors 112-108 loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday when teammate Zaza Pachulia fell backwards into his left leg.
He was taken to a Washington space hospital the place he underwent an MRI, which revealed Durant had suffered a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain and a tibial bone bruise.
The Warriors, who’ve the very best report within the league at 50-10, stated in a press release posted on the staff’s Twitter feed that Durant might be re-evaluated in 4 weeks and will play once more earlier than the top of the common season.
Durant, the 2014 NBA most useful participant, rocked the league final yr when he left the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder to affix reigning MVP Stephen Curry to type a Dream Staff in Oakland.
He leads the staff in scoring (25.eight factors per sport), rebounding (eight.four rpg) and blocks (1.7 bpg).
(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto. Enhancing by Susan Fenton)