Kevin Durant to Miss 2-3 Weeks Through Injury

Kevin Durant at the
Kevin Durant at the "Point Gods" premiere in July 2022. Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock (13048519be)

The Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant will have to wait longer to make his home debut for his new team after he was ruled out of his team’s 132-101 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

Durant slipped and injured his ankle during the pregame warmup, leading to his being ruled out of the game. After undergoing an MRI on Thursday, it was determined that Durant would be sidelined for at least the next two to three weeks.

“I feel bad for him because he feels bad,” Suns head coach Monty Williams said of Durant’s injury situation. “I saw his face and — I’ve been around him so many times — I know what he’s feeling, and I don’t want him feeling that way at all.”

Since joining the Suns from the Brooklyn Nets before the recent trade deadline, Durant has appeared in three games, all on the road. The new Suns star averaged 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists during these games, shooting 69% as Phoenix emerged as victors on all three occasions. Durant has shot the highest field goal percentage in a player’s first three games with a team in NBA history when a minimum of 40 attempts were made.

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