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Kevin Durant Out 6-8 Weeks With Foot Fracture

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced that reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant has a Jones fracture in his right foot and will miss 6-8 weeks. Durant missing the first two months of the season will certainly change the complexion of the NBA.

Stay tuned for more on this new this shortly. Via NBA.com: 

The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, the team said. Tests showed he has a “Jones fracture,” a broken bone at the base of his small toe. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Sunday that surgery is likely, and that similar injuries have forced players to miss six to eight weeks.

The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A six-week absence could have Durant back for the start of December, with about 65 games remaining.

“We’re really fortunate to be catching it when we’re catching it,” Presti said. “Very fortunate that Kevin notified us yesterday, and we’re catching it kind of on the front end, before this became a little bit more of an acute issue.”

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