Kevin Durant injury update: Suns star’s sprained ankle expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks, per report

Kevin Durant is expected to be re-examined two weeks after he suffered a sprained ankle on Wednesday. Shams Charania from Athletic. Duran, who has played just three games for the Phoenix Suns so far, was late for Wednesday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with an injury sustained during practice before the game.

Republic of Arizona reported that there were concerns within the Suns organization that the superstar forward might be out for the rest of the regular season and the start of the playoffs with a 2nd degree ankle sprain, but according to Charania’s original two-week schedule, the current outlook seems a bit more optimistic.

Video of the injury shows Durant warming up for Phoenix’s game against the Thunder, in which he slips on the floor and twists his left ankle as he heads for the layup basket.

After being on the ground for a few minutes after the fall, Duran was able to finish his workout. However, Phoenix ultimately decided to keep him out of the game – a 31-point win over the Thunder.

“I feel sorry for him because he feels bad,” Suns coach Monty Williams told reporters. “I’ve seen his face and – I’ve been around him so many times – I know how he feels and I don’t want him to feel that way at all.”

A knee injury (MCL) at the start of this season forced Durant to miss 20 games, including several after he was traded to the Suns.

In the three games Durant played in Phoenix, he was at his best. The Suns haven’t lost with Durant, and he’s averaging almost 27 points per game on 69 percent shooting. The Suns traded a huge package to get him in the hope that he could beat the team that lost in the 2021 Finals.

Health is one of the main concerns regarding its ability to do so. A two- or three-week absence is relatively short by and large, but Phoenix would really like to use those games to help integrate Durant into his team structure. Now they’ll have to do it on the fly with a version of Durant recovering from an ankle injury.


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