Kevin Durant Injury: Updates on Thunder Star's Shoulder and Return
Apparently there is one thing on Earth that can stop Kevin Durant—his own shoulder.
The Oklahoma City Thunder superstar has been on an absolute tear as of late, but he will miss the team’s Jan. 24 game in Boston against the Celtics.
Durant lit up the San Antonio Spurs in his last game for 36 points, seven rebounds and five assists behind 12-of-22 shooting from the field and 10-of-11 from the free-throw line. However, it was apparent to those watching that there was some discomfort in his shoulder as he left the floor after the game.
The timing isn’t ideal for Durant or the Thunder because he has been the most dominant player in the entire NBA as of late. He is averaging better than 38 points a game in his last 11 contests and topped 45 points in four of those. He also set a career-high of 54 points against Golden State in that stretch.
The Thunder are currently battling with the San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers for the top seed in the Western Conference, so any missed time for Durant is critical. However, with a trip to Miami on Jan. 29 looming, look for Durant to use this game against the weaker Celtics to try to heal.