Kevin Durant Fully Cleared For Basketball
Kevin Durant is recovering from multiple foot surgeries. Durant is about to come out all cylinders blazing in the training camp for Oklahoma City Thunders.
“He’s been playing without restriction, 5-on-5 and competing as normal,” Presti said during the preseason news conference. “With that said, as any of our players coming off injury, we’re going to be watching and managing practice, recovery time; we’re going to be watching. But as far as limitations, he doesn’t have any.”
Durant has already started playing 5-on-5 on the court without any problems or restrictions.
When asked whether Durant’s playing minutes will be reduced this coming season, Thunder GM Presti passed the ball to the coaches front.
“I think that’s something that Billy (Donovan) and Kevin and our medical team will work on.”
Durant suffered a Jones fracture last season and was ruled out. His on-court tenure last season only lasted for 27 games. He underwent three consecutive surgeries on foot to repair his fracture. Durant was partially cleared before the USA mini-camp, and took part in some non-contact drills.
But prior to Thunder’s training camp next week, the All-Star is fully cleared for basketball.
“He feels great. Looks great. It’s great to have him back on the floor,” Presti said. “Happy for him because he’s been so committed and so disciplined to that process of getting back on the floor.”