Brooklyn Nets’ Power Forward Kevin Durant is out for the next 4 to 6 weeks with an MRI revealing a sprained MCL on the left knee.
The team announced this news earlier today after Durant suffered the injury in last night’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. The injury occurred in the second quarter as Bruce Brown attempted to cut off a Pelicans player who was driving to the basket. As a result, Brown was bumped and fell into Durant’s left leg.
Durant limped off the court as the contact did not allow him to keep on playing in the game.
Durant does have a history of injuries since joining the Brooklyn Nets’ as he signed his four-year, $164 million contract with the Nets’ when he was recovering from a ruptured right Achilles tendon in 2019.
The Nets’ were able to beat the Pelicans’ with a final score of 120-105 but it is a loss to lose Durant at any point this season. Durant joins a long list of injured players which the Nets’ have been facing this season. Joe Harris, LaMarcus Aldridge, Nic Claxton, and James Johnson are all either out or day-to-day.
James Harden was able to contribute to the win with 27 points, 15 assists, and 8 rebounds.
The Nets’ will travel to Cleveland, Washington, San Antonio, and Minnesota as they encounter a four-game road trip.
On the bright side, we will be able to get a look at Kyrie Irving and James Harden on the floor. The Nets’ biggest issue in the past year since Harden joined the Nets’ has been seeing the Big Three in action together.
With Durant out, it will be tough sledding for a team that is already depleted.
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