OAKLAND (KRON) — Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant will be out for the next four weeks after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and bruised a bone in his leg.
Durant left Wednesday night’s game in Washington with 10:27 remaining in the first quarter due to a left knee injury.
He underwent an MRI last night at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in the DC area.
Golden State’s medical staff hasn’t ruled him out of returning before the end of the regular season. Durant is scheduled to be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Durant left only 93 seconds into the first quarter. On a Wizards possession under their basket less than a minute into the game, Washington center Marcin Gortat tossed Golden State’s Zaza Pachulia aside. Pachulia stumbled and fell into Durant’s left leg.
The Warriors lost to the Wizards 112-108.
Statement from Warriors:
Following reviews of the MRI by the Warriors’ medical staff, it has been determined that Durant suffered a Grade 2 Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain and a tibial bone bruise. He will be out of action indefinitely and will be re-evaluated in four (4) weeks. There is no timetable for his return, but it has not been ruled out that he could play again before the end of the regular season.
#Warriors Kevin Durant out indefinently…not the end of the world. Chance for Curry, Thompson, Draymond, Kerr to show how great they are.
— Gary Radnich (@KRON4GRadnich) March 1, 2017
Injury Update: Kevin Durant suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise.
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— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 1, 2017
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