Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant will be out of action for at least two weeks after being diagnosed with a knee injury.
The nature of his injury was confirmed by an magnetic resonance image. He will be reexamined in two weeks.
He was hurt in the third quarter of the Nets' win over the Miami Heat.
The injury occurred with 1:05 left in the third quarter when the Nets' Ben Simmons blocked the shot of the Heat's Jimmy butler. KD stayed on the ground for a few moments but remained in the game after he was felled by a teammate.
When the Nets called a timeout about 30 seconds later, he was taken out of the game. He went back to the locker room and did not come back.
KD has dealt with a knee issue before. He had to miss more than 112 months due to an injury to his knee. The Nets, who were 27-15 at the time and still playing with Kyrie Irving on a part-time basis because of the New York City vaccine mandate, were 5-17 in KD's absence.
Sources told Adrian that there is hope that this injury is not as bad as the one he suffered earlier this year.
When Zaza Pachulia accidentally fell into his knee, causing a tibial bone bruise, he missed over a month in 2017!
The Nets have gone back to the top of the Eastern Conference after a tumultuous start to the season on and off the floor, thanks to a 30 point, 6.8 rebound, and 5.4 assists performance by Kevin Durant.
Nick Friedell was a contributor.