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Kevin Durant sprains ankle, leaves game

Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:25 pm
Edited on: March 2, 2011 11:48 pm
 
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant badly sprained his ankle Wednesday night. Posted by Ben Golliver.

UPDATE:
Durant left the arena in a protective boot deemed "precautionary" and the injury might not be as serious as it looked. He said after the game, "Just a little tweak. I did it before. Just gotta see how I feel in the morning. Hopefully, I'm ready to go Friday." The Thunder plays in Atlanta on Friday.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, the NBA's leading scorer, badly sprained his left ankle during the third quarter of Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers.

With the Thunder leading 79-58 with 2:44 left in the third quarter, Durant drove to his left, attempting to get to the basket around Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough. The two players got tangled and Durant's left foot came down on Hansbrough's right foot, causing it to roll severely. Hansbrough went sprawling backwards and Durant fell to the ground.

Here's video of the play.



Durant was awarded free throws and made both of them, before immediately giving a foul and exiting the court with the help of the Thunder's training staff.

The Thunder termed the injury a "left ankle sprain" and informed the media that Durant would not return to the game.  More information as soon as it becomes available.

Durant left the game with 21 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 26 minutes. The Thunder went on to win, 113-89.
Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Kevin Durant sprains ankle, leaves game

Much better to step on a foot and twist it than to land on it from jumping to the bucket and twist it. Still gonna be 2 weeks till back to 85 to 90 %, month till 100%



Since: Feb 25, 2011
Posted on: March 3, 2011 8:33 am
 

Kevin Durant sprains ankle, leaves game

That looked really bad in my opinion.  He's a very tough player.  Good Luck Duranchilla..!




Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2011 1:50 am
 

Kevin Durant sprains ankle, leaves game

Ehhhhhhh

Sprained ankles suck.  Maybe I am just partial to this kind of injury because I am just getting over one.  It took about a month to heal (and I am a young guy), so let's hope for Durant/OKC's sake that this is just a mild sprain.  He's a competitor, so he'll slap a brace on it and try it tomorrow, but if it's bad (and that looked bad) he'll miss a week or two.




Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: March 3, 2011 12:39 am
 

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

n...n....n...n...NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Kevin Durant sprains ankle, leaves game

Honestly it does not appear to be that bad.  Hopefully just a simple ankle roll with some swelling.  I hope he is back on the court soon.


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