Kevin Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns (NBA). He played one season of college basketball for the Texas Longhorns before being selected by the Seattle SuperSonics as the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft.
What are Kevin Durant’s current injuries?
Status: Expected to be out until at least Mar. 31
Update (Mar. 25):
On Saturday, the Warriors will face the Philadelphia 76ers, and Durant (ankle) may return then.
After injuring his left ankle in pregame warmups on March 8, Durant has missed the last seven games.
The great forward, according to Charania, will sit out at least three more games with an injury. On Wednesday, Durant will suit up for the third time since returning from an illness three weeks and twenty days ago.
Durant has made a significant impact in each of Phoenix’s first three games with him on the roster. He has put up impressive numbers in his brief stint with the Suns, averaging 26.7 points, 7.3 boards, 3.7 assists, and 1.3 blocks in his ten games.
Update (Mar. 14):
The Suns announced in their latest press release that Kevin Durant’s (ankle) recovery time will be updated in three weeks.
It is possible that Durant will play in all six of the Suns’ remaining games if he is given the all-clear after his reevaluation on March 30.
Update (Mar. 11):
Kevin Durant will miss the rest of the month due to an ankle injury that prevented him from making his much-anticipated home debut on Wednesday.
This means that Durant will be sitting on the bench for Saturday’s Western Conference matchup between the Suns and the Sacramento Kings.
There has been speculation that Durant may not play again this season after the Suns announced Thursday that he will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Update (Mar. 05):
Kevin Durant will be ready to play against the Mavericks on Sunday.
Update (Mar. 03):
Kevin Durant had 23 points (10-15 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in 27 minutes during Wednesday’s 105-91 win over the Hornets.
Durant played on the court for the first time in about seven weeks and for the first time as a Phoenix Sun. He looked at ease playing with his new teammates and put up a solid line in almost 27 minutes.
Update (Feb. 26):
Shams Charania of The Athletic says that Kevin Durant of the Phoenix Suns will play his first game of the season on March 1 against the Charlotte Hornets.
Due to a sprained MCL, KD won’t be able to play against the Thunder on Friday or the Bucks on Sunday. However, he is almost ready to return.
Since Durant hasn’t played since January 12, his minutes in his return game will probably be limited, but he should be able to play in the fantasy playoffs.
Update (Feb. 19):
Durant (knee), who will miss Thursday’s game against the Clippers, told Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com that he expects to return soon after the All-Star break.
Once Durant is healthy enough to play again, he may be limited to a certain number of minutes in Phoenix’s Feb. 24 matchup with the Thunder.