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Durant (foot) will undergo another surgery on his foot and will miss the rest of the 2014-15 season, Royce Young of ESPN reports.
Durant, who has been rehabbing the foot for the last several weeks, will undergo a bone graft procedure after doctors determined his initial Jones fracture was showing signs of "regression." The surgery will keep Durant out for 4-to-6 months, and he's not expected to return to basketball activities until late in the summer. That puts his status for the start of the 2015-16 season in jeopardy, depending upon how smoothly his rehabilitation goes. Obviously, this is devastating news for the Thunder, who currently hold the eighth seed in the Western Conference. Look for Russell Westbrook to continue his aggressive play, as this news only confirms that he'll be without his co-star for the duration of the season.
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Durant (foot) will be removed from basketball activities and is considered out indefinitely, Royce Young of ESPN reports.
This obviously is not good news for Durant or the Thunder, and the chances that the reigning MVP is able to return this season appear to be slimming. Durant, who has persistent soreness in his surgically repaired foot, will be removed from basketball activities and be evaluated at a later, unknown time. The team has not ruled him out for the rest of the season, however, but that's the direction this would seem to be headed.
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Durant (foot) has been ruled out for Friday's game, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.
Durant did not practice Thursday due to soreness in his foot, so he will be held out Friday against Atlanta. He's essentially going to be ruled in or out on a game-to-game basis going forward, so consider the reigning MVP questionable for Sunday's meeting with Miami.
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Durant (foot) will not return Wednesday against the Celtics, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.
The Thunder said last Wednesday that Durant would miss another 1-to-2 weeks, and although he's been a partial participant in recent practices, he will not play against the Celtics. The team has not released a firm timetable, so until further notice Durant should be deemed questionable for Friday's matchup with the Hawks.
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Durant (foot) was able to take part in some portions of Saturday's practice, The Oklahoman reports.
Durant was given a timetable of 1-2 weeks Thursday so it may ultimately be on the shorter end of that spectrum if he continues to practice. That said, he should still be considered out until the Thunder update his status.
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Durant (foot) is expected to miss another 1-to-2 weeks, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.
Durant was re-evaluated by the team's medical staff Wednesday, and the forward is progressing as expected with no hiccups. Barring a setback, Durant could return to game action as early as next week, and he should be considered day-to-day beginning with Monday's game in Dallas.
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Durant (foot) did not practice Tuesday and will not play Wednesday against the Clippers, Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman reports.
Durant was on the court doing some dribbling and light shooting, but he was unable to participate in any full-speed or contact drills. He remains without a return date, and it's likely he'll have to log at least one full-speed practice before returning to game action.
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Durant (foot) will be re-evaluated again in a week, Anthony Slater of The Oklahoman reports.
The Thunder said Tuesday that Durant is progressing as expected in his return from a second surgical procedure in his foot. He's without a target return date, but if everything checks out next week, he could return to action in short order. Regardless, given this latest timetable, he'll miss at least three more games, with the Thunder playing Wednesday (Philadelphia), Thursday (Chicago) and Sunday (Toronto).
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Durant (foot) was able to take standing jumpers before Thursday's game against Phoenix, Matt Petersen of Suns.com reports.
Durant still hasn't been reevaluated following his second surgical procedure on his foot, but his ability to practice, albeit limited, is a good sign moving forward. Official word on his availability will be passed down in due time while Kyle Singler continues to start at small forward.
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Durant (foot) had a second surgical procedure on his foot and won't be reevaluated for another week, The Oklahoman reports.This news means that Durant should be considered out for another week, with the possibility that he may be off the court even longer once he's reevaluated. The reigning MVP has been dealing with soreness in his ailing foot of late which was corrected by adjusting the surgically implanted screw in his foot. In his undetermined absence the newly acquired Kyle Singler is expected to start.