Kevin Durant diagnosed with sprained MCL in left knee

Kevin Durant diagnosed with sprained MCL in left knee

Brooklyn's star forward suffered the injury during the 2nd quarter against New Orleans on Saturday.


Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant was diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee, the team announced on Sunday. He is out indefinitely.

Durant suffered the injury against the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday after a collision with 5:38 remaining in the second quarter. The Nets announced at halftime that he wouldn’t return. He had 12 points in 12 minutes.

Durant was hurt when teammate Bruce Brown bumped into a driving Herbert Jones and fell backward into him. Durant grabbed at his knee, tried to walk it off and then asked to be removed from the game. He was walking with a limp when he left the arena in the fourth quarter.

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According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there’s “optimism” it will be a 4-to-6 week rehabilitation for Durant.