Very bad news for fans of the Warriors and Kevin Durant. The Washington area native exited Tuesday night's game against the Wizards after hyper-extending his left knee in the first quarter.
A short time later, Golden State announced that he would undergo and MRI and would not return to the game.
Kevin Durant has suffered a hyperextended left knee. He will undergo an MRI and will not return tonight.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 1, 2017
The injury occured when 275-pound Zaza Pachulia fell backwards into Durant's left knee under the basket.
Durant grimaced and immediately began hopping on his right foot. He made his way off the court under his own power.
As noted by Michael Lee of The Vertical, Durant was injured the last time he played at Verizon Center as well.
In November 2015, he strained his hamstring in the first half of the game and did not return for the second half. He missed the next six games recovering from the injury.
KD has been averaging over 25 points and 8 rebounds per game this year as a critical part of the Warriors offense.
Late Tuesday night, it was being reported by Adrian Wojnarowski that the concern was Durant could be out months, not weeks. But on Wednesday morning, the MRI results revealed that Durant suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his MCL and suffered a tibial bone bruise. The Warriors announced that Durant will be out indefinitely and will be reevaluated in four weeks.
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