Kevin Durant has been sidelined for the previous nine games for the Brooklyn Nets due to an MCL sprain. While Jacque Vaughn’s team has not been at its best, the two-time NBA Champion wants to return on the NBA hardwood before it gets too late. As it is his side is just hanging onto the playoff berths.
The latest Kevin Durant injury update suggests that the marquee scorer desires to return for his team before the 2023 All-Star break. This also means that Durant will be making his first appearance in the star-studded exhibition game for the first time since 2019.
“That would be a nice target point for me I guess, is the few games before the (All-Star game) to get my legs back under me,” Durant said on his podcast, the ETCs. “That’s in an ideal situation, then slide into the All-Star break back healthy, back on the floor.”
Kevin Durant’s Injury Update
For those who are not aware, the Brooklyn Nets recently provided an update on Kevin Durant two weeks after he sustained the injury. The team said the forward is “progressing as expected” and would begin on-court activities before being re-evaluated on February 7.
The 13-time All-Star is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists on 55.9 percent shooting, the league’s best mark among 46 players attempting 15.5 or more shots per game.