Warriors’ Star Kevin Durant Suffers an Ankle Contusion in the Loss Against the Suns

Kevin Durant arguing with a referee in 2017. Photo by Robert John Herbert/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Golden State Warriors didn’t just suffer an embarrassing 115-111 loss against Phoenix Suns on Sunday but also had their All-Star forward Kevin Durant getting hurt. Durant went down in the fourth quarter after rolling his ankle and didn’t return.

With less than seven minutes left in the game, Durant jumped to make a pass and ended up landing on Deandre Ayton’s foot. He stayed on the floor a bit and then walked away to the locker room.

While Warriors were a concern that Kevin Durant’s injury might be a more serious one at first, the team’s coach Steve Kerr said after the game that the 30-year-old only has an “ankle contusion.”

“I think he’s going to be all right,” –said Kerr after the game. “He had an ankle contusion, but I don’t think it’s bad. I talked to him briefly, he didn’t seem to think it was too bad.”

Before leaving the game against Phoenix, Durant had 25 points, two rebounds, three assists, and two steals. He is currently averaging 27.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.7 assists in 65 games he played in 2018/19.