Durant will miss at least three more games and will only return after the NBA All-Star hiatus, the team announced on Friday. The determination that he needed a longer recovery period was made after a routine MRI follow-up on his left Achilles tendon.
« The latest images have provided a clearer picture of the Achilles tendon. We are confident that Durant will return at full strength but this extra recovery time will allow him to return to play at the level he played at this season, « the team said in a statement. « Durant will continue to be rehabilitated and re-evaluated after the break. »
Durant was scheduled to serve as captain of the NBA All-Star Game on March 7th as the leading constituent of the Eastern Conference. That meant winning 12 players for Team Durant to play against a team designed by LeBron James. Pacer’s big man Domantas Sabonis will replace Durant on the All-Star team.
For the Nets, eight consecutive game winners, Durant will miss out on games against the Mavericks, Spurs and Rockets before returning to the Celtics on March 11th.
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