Durant Foot Surgery Called "Successful"

By Randy Renner

Thunder superstar Kevin Durant had the foot surgery today that everyone's been talking about since the announcement was made last week that yet another procedure would be needed.

You can't help but wonder if the Thunder were being overly optimistic when they wrote in today's press release that the bone graft surgery was "successful."

The same thing was said about the first surgery to repair a Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal (little toe) in Durant's right foot and then the same thing was said again after the second surgery was done.

The third time is supposed to be the charm and hopefully it will be. It certainly was for Russell Westbrook who had to have three surgeries on the meniscus in his right knee.

Today's surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Members of the Thunder medical staff were there too. O'Malley has been consulting on Durant's case and is recognized as one of the best foot and ankle specialists in the world.

Durant will be out for an estimated four to six months and to be on the safe side you can probably assume the longer recovery time will be applied in this case. Six months from now puts us at the end of the September and right at the beginning of Thunder training camp for the 2015-16 season.