Kevin Durant diagnosed with sprained MCL of left knee, 4-6 weeks of rehab

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16/Jan/22 18:12

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The Brooklyn Nets are optimistic that Kevin Durant will return after 4-6 weeks of rehabilitation

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

Kevin Durant exited the game against the New Orleans Pelicans with injury, and the Brooklyn Nets announced that their superstar has been diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral of the left knee.

He will have to go through a period of rehabilitation in order to return to full strength and, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets are optimistic that it will be between four and six weeks.

Durant was back in the lineup after sitting out a loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday night to rest on the second night of a back-to-back. It was the Nets’ fourth game in five nights.

With Kyrie Irving ineligible to play in home games, Durant has had to play heavy minutes in his second season in Brooklyn after sitting out a year following Achilles tendon surgery.

The 11-time All-Star is enjoying an MVP-caliber season in Brooklyn, averaging a league-leading 29.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists while shooting 52% from the field.