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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant could miss up to eight weeks with a right foot fracture that typically requires surgery.
Durant told the team after practice on Saturday that he had discomfort in his right foot, the Thunder said in a statement. Following imaging studies, the Thunder determined the NBA's reigning Most Valuable Player had a Jones fracture, which is a fairly common fracture of the fifth metatarsal in the foot. Based on the time-frame, if Durant has surgery he could return to action some time between mid-November and early December. The Thunder are still determining what course of action to take for Durant.
"We are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps with Kevin, his representatives, and Thunder medical personnel," Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement. "Until a course of action is determined, we are unable to provide a timeline specific to Kevin's case."
Durant led the NBA in scoring with 32 points per game last season. He missed one game last season and has missed only 16 games in his seven-year career. Durant withdrew from playing for USA Basketball in the World Cup this past summer to rest. The other small forwards on the Thunder's roster include Perry Jones and Lance Thomas.
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