According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Kevin Durant will be re-evaluated in two weeks after sustaining a sprained ankle on Wednesday. Durant, who has only appeared in three games for the Phoenix Suns this season, was a late scratch for Wednesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after injuring his foot during a pregame exercise.
According to the Arizona Republic, there was concern within the Suns organisation that the superstar forward would be out for the rest of the regular season and the start of the playoffs due to a Grade 2 ankle sprain, but according to Charania’s initial two-week timeline, the current prognosis appears to be a bit more optimistic.
Durant was warming up before Phoenix’s game against the Thunder when he slipped on the court and tweaked his left ankle while attempting for a layup.
Durant was able to complete his exercise after briefly staying on the ground after the mishap. Nonetheless, Phoenix elected to keep him out of the game, which resulted in a 31-point victory against the Thunder.
“I feel horrible for him because he feels awful,” Suns coach Monty Williams said in a press conference. “I saw his expression, and I know what he’s experiencing, and I don’t want him to feel that way at all.”
Durant has been outstanding in three games in Phoenix. With Durant in the lineup, the Suns have not lost, and he is averaging over 27 points per game on 69 percent shooting. The Suns gave up a lot to get him, hoping he can get a club that fell in the 2021 Finals over the hump.
One of the primary worries regarding his capacity to do so is his health. In the big scheme of things, a two- or three-week absence is very brief, but those are the games Phoenix would have preferred to have utilised to help incorporate Durant into their team structure. They’ll have to do it on the fly now, with Durant recovering from an ankle injury.
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