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Kevin Durant injury may keep Thunder star out of Grizzlies game

Kevin Durant injury to wrist
Kevin Durant injury to wristPhoto by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

With Russell Westbrook out of action until the All-Star Break, the Oklahoma City Thunder needed Kevin Durant to play at the top of his game to stay afloat. Things have been rocky since Westbrook's injury, going 7-5, but now a Kevin Durant injury may hurt the Thunder team even more. According to NewsOK.com on Jan. 13, the Durant injury may cause him to miss Tuesday night's game with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Kevin Durant injury is a sore left wrist and he missed the last two days of practice as a result. While Durant has done some light shooting, head coach Scott Brooks said his status for the Grizzlies' game is still questionable.

As for being without Westbrook, Thunder GM Sam Presti said that the team is just doing everything they can to make it without him and that he has faith in his team to cover for the loss of his star point guard until he returns.

He also remained positive when he said that Westbrook's injury will help the Oklahoma City Thunder bench since players like Reggie Jackson and Jeremy Lamb will get a lot more playing time and that will just make them better over the long run.

Durant still leads the NBA in scoring with 29.6 ppg, 3.5 points higher than his neared competitor. Over his last 10 games, all without Westbrook in the lineup, Durant has averaged 33.7 ppg. If the Kevin Durant injury keeps him out, the next best Thunder scorer is Serge Ibaka, only at 18.0 ppg.