Durant unlikely to play again this NBA season

NBA's MVP has been shut down indefinitely by the Oklahoma City Thunder due to problems with his foot.

    Durant has missed 41 of 68 games for his team this season [Getty Images]
    Durant has missed 41 of 68 games for his team this season [Getty Images]

    Oklahoma City Thunder's star Kevin Durant is unlikely to play again this season due to a foot injury.

    Durant, the NBA's most valuable player, has been shut down indefinitely by the team due to the ongoing problems with his surgically repaired right foot.

    Durant had surgery on February 23 to alleviate soreness in his foot caused by a screw that was inserted in October during a procedure to repair a fracture at the base of his small toe.

    "Right now, we've decided to take him off the floor so the people who are the experts can make the (medical) determination," Thunder general manager Sam Presti had said before adding that Durant was not making the progress that the team had hoped and there was still some soreness in the foot.

    "When he's healthy to play and when he's able to return without that soreness, he'll be back on the floor. If that takes the rest of the regular season, if that takes the rest of the playoffs, that's what it's going to take."

    Durant, a six-time All-Star, has missed 41 of 68 games this season for the Thunder who are eighth in the 15-team Western Conference standings with a 38-30 record.

    The 26-year-old forward is averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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