Kevin Durant sidelined 6-8 weeks, likely to miss both games vs. Nets

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Reigning NBA MVP and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot and will require surgery, the Thunder announced today. The Thunder did not give a specific timetable for Durant’s return, citing a typical recovery time of six to eight weeks.

The injury will rule Durant out of the Brooklyn Nets home opener on November 3rd, and barring a speedy recovery, also likely means he won’t play against the Nets on November 22nd, the only two games the two teams play this year.

Durant has led the NBA in scoring for five consecutive seasons, averaging 29.3 points per game in that span and a career-high 32 points per game last season.

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