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Kevin Durant Could Be Out for The Season

The Thunder announced on Friday that superstar forward Kevin Durant has suffered a setback in his rehab on his injured right foot. Durant was originally expected to return in 1-2 weeks after he had a screw replaced in his surgically repaired right foot, but things have obviously not gone as planned.

Although Durant has been ruled out indefinitely, Thunder GM Sam Presti said thee team is pretty much preparing to shut KD down for the season.

This is obviously a scary injury for the near 7-foot Durant. Hopefully he can bounce back from this.

General manager Sam Presti said Friday that Durant still has pain in his right foot, well after he was expected to be ready to return. When asked if the best thing would be best to shut him down for the season, Presti said: “Essentially, that’s the direction that we’re taking right now, in terms of removing him from all basketball-related activities.”

The Thunder had hoped to get a boost from Durant’s return, but Presti said Durant’s long-term health is his primary concern. Presti said he’s unsure of the source of the current pain, so Durant will see specialists in the coming days.

“He’s not making the progress that we had hoped and anticipated him making,” Presti said. “He still has some soreness in his foot, and the protocol that’s in place calls for him to be able to compete on the floor without that at this stage.”

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