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On Feb. 28, Kevin Durant sustained a Grade 2 MCL sprain and tibial bone bruise in his left knee.

But the injury was originally believed to be much worse.

Durant shared the following information on The Bill Simmons Podcast.

"The first diagnosis we got was that I broke my leg -- fractured my tibia." Durant revealed. "And that's a four or five month recovery ... I just bust out crying ... this is my first year with the team, we're playing very well at the time.

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"I was playing well individually. It was definitely a good time for our team ... I wrapped my mind around this long recovery and what it's gonna take for me to get back.

"And then we got a call like, 'We checked the scans again ... and they told me it was just a bruise there and I sprained my MCL. And that reaction in the car was like second to none. That emotional roller coaster was something out of a movie."

On March 8, Durant spoke to the media for the first time since the injury.

When asked what the original diagnosis was, he said he was going to keep that information "in house."

Durant will be reevaluated in about a week and it's still possible he returns for the final few regular season games.

 

What was going through his mind when Zaza Pachulia fell into his leg?

"I heard a crack and it was something that I never felt before; I never heard before," Durant explained. "So I was a little nervous. I didn't know what was going on ... like a crunch. I tried to run it off, like I do everything.

"And I knew I was out of it when I lost all focus on anything. I was just worried about my leg ... I knew I had to come out the game then."