Durant to miss start of the NBA season

Oklahoma City Thunder's player has a fractured right foot that could keep him out of action for six to eight weeks.

    Durant had opted out of this year's World Cup in order to get extra rest [AP]
    Durant had opted out of this year's World Cup in order to get extra rest [AP]

    Kevin Durant has a fractured right foot and the NBA's MVP seems likely to be sidelined for at least the start of the season.

    The Oklahoma City Thunder said Durant informed the team of "discomfort'' in his right foot after practice a day earlier. He underwent tests and the team said in a statement he was diagnosed with a "Jones'' fracture - a broken bone at the base of the small toe.

    It's unclear how the injury happened.

    The Thunder said traditional treatment requires surgery, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.

    Durant won the scoring title last season, collected his first MVP award and led the Thunder to the Western Conference finals.

    He skipped playing for the US national team in this summer's Basketball World Cup so he could get additional rest.

    He played in two preseason games before complaining of pain.

    SOURCE: AP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    Gender violence in India: 'Daughters are not a burden'

    With female foeticide still widespread, one woman tells her story of being mutilated for giving birth to her daughters.

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Zimbabwe: What's happening?

    Situation tense as thousands march in Harare to call for Robert Mugabe's resignation days after military takeover.