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Kevin Durant Out After Undergoing Procedure on Right Foot

Kevin Durant’s foot has been bothering him all season, he’s only managed to play in 27 games since his surgery in October. The Thunder announced that reigning league MVP had a screw replaced in his surgically repaired right foot this weekend and will miss at least a week of action.

KD will be evaluated again this week and we’ll have a set a timetable for his return. It looks like Russell Westbrook will have to stay in beast mode if the Thunder are to make the playoffs. Via NBA.com

A screw was replaced from his October operation for a broken bone in the right foot. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said the star forward will be evaluated again within a week.

Presti said the head of the original screw was rubbing against the cuboid bone in the foot, causing discomfort. The new screw does not have a head. Presti said the new hardware won’t affect the already positive long-term prognosis.

Durant has played in just 27 games this season because of the broken foot, sprained right ankle and sprained left big toe. He said the right foot was sore after Friday night’s game against Dallas.

“Yeah, it’s tough, but I’ll figure it out,” he said. “Just got to get through it, keep getting treatment, and talk to trainers tomorrow to see what we can do to make it better.”

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