Durant Out Six To Eight Weeks

By Randy Renner

The Injury bug has now bitten the Thunder hard…superstar forward Kevin Durant will be out six to eight weeks with that is being described as a “Jones fracture” in his right foot.

Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti released the following statement this morning:

“After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot. We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture. Traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in 6-8 weeks. We are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps with Kevin, his representatives, and Thunder medical personnel. Until a course of action is determined, we are unable to provide a timeline specific to Kevin's case.”

Presti will meet with reporters later this morning ti discuss the situation.