Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti has revealed that Kevin Durant is “out indefinitely” as he continues to struggle with soreness in his foot.
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Presti held a press conference on Friday morning and revealed that Durant has been removed from basketball activities and “will not be playing right now”.
The Thunder GM called the press conference after it was revealed that Durant was held out of practice on Thursday and he confirmed he will not return to the court until he feels healthy as the franchise are prioritising his long-term health.
The 26-year-old will not return to the court until he is able to participate in practice without soreness, as he continues to struggle with the implications of having surgery on his foot for a Jones fracture last year.
Durant needed a second procedure earlier this year which was aimed at relieving some of the soreness created by inserting a screw, but it doesn’t appear to have made much of a difference long-term and so the key now will be for him to rest.
OKC have been hit hard by injuries again this year with point guard Russell Westbrook being ruled out earlier in the season with a fracture in his hand.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Serge Ibaka would miss the rest of the regular season as he underwent knee surgery.
With the Thunder still not guaranteed a spot in the playoffs with the New Orleans Pelicans pushing them hard for the eighth and final spot in the Western Conference, this latest news on Durant will be a heavy blow for the organisation at least for the rest of this campaign.
Per OKC GM Sam Presti, Kevin Durant has been removed from basketball activities and 'will not be playing right now'
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