Kevin Durant’s Injury Could Reportedly Leave Him Benched

Kevin Durant’s Injury Could Reportedly Leave Him Benched

Just a month into his tenure with the Phoenix Suns, Kevin Durant suffered an ankle injury, and there has been some speculation as to what the impact might be.

Interestingly, his new sprain comes shortly after he recovered from a knee injury in January, which caused him to miss multiple games with the Nets and Suns.

KD slipped in Pregame Warmups

The Arizona Republic reported that KD was seen walking out of the Footprint Center wearing a massive boot on Wednesday, as he injured himself in warmups.

The video shows Kevin slipping while getting ready for the game. Although he has been known to get up to continue his warmup after a fall, ESPN reports that he started noticing swelling after he entered the locker room.

As a result of the incident, The Arizona Republic notes that officials are concerned that KD could suffer a grade 2 sprain, which would result in a six- to nine-week recovery period.

With the NBA regular season ending on April 9, this injury could bench Kevin for the remainder of the season, and it could even spill over into the start of the playoffs.

however, ESPN reports that KD is scheduled for an MRI on Thursday to shed more light on how severe the injury is.

Coach Monty Williams Says Kevin Durant ‘Feels Bad’

In response to the situation, coach Monty Williams said “he feels[s] bad for [Kevin Durant] because he’s not feeling well.”

“I feel bad for him because he feels bad. I saw 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.”

Count The Shade Room As previously reported, the news that Kevin Durant has been traded to the Suns comes just days after Kyrie Irving was traded to the Dallas Mavericks.

Amid mixed reactions from Brooklyn Nets fans to the news, Kyrie Irving spoke about the matter in a post-game interview. Interestingly, Irving declared, “I’m glad he’s out of there.”

We wish Kevin Durant a speedy and smooth recovery.