NBA News: Kevin Durant Sustains Hamstring Strain, Leaves Court During Win Over Wizards
Oklahoma City Thunder won 125-101 over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday. Kevin Durant sustained a left hamstring injury in the second quarter during his home trip and didn’t return in the second half.Advertisement
Durant will undergo an MRI in Oklahoma on Wednesday, and the extent of his injury and a time-table for his return will be determined after that.
“Little sore, man,” Durant later revealed. “I’ll get it checked on tomorrow and see what it’s looking like after that.”
Durant was fouled later in the second quarter, and he went down grabbing his left leg. He scored from the resulting couple of free throws and featured for the remaining two minutes that session.
“After that foul, I came down a little awkward and landed on it a little harder than I wanted to, and it pulled,” Durant explained. But he didn’t come back after half-time.
Durant only managed to play in 27 games last season due to successive surgeries. After a busy summer rehabbing to become match-fit, this is a new blow to the Thunder star.
“Whenever I feel right, whenever I feel ready to play again, that’s when I’ll play,” he expressed afterwards. “It was a long process of me getting back, and to get hurt again is unfortunate, but whenever I’m ready to play again, I’ll play.”
Thunder coach Billy Donovan clarified that Durant’s injury isn’t that serious, and at present is being viewed as a strain only.