Kevin Durant's injury update might be worrisome for Oklahoma City Thunder fans. According to a report from early Sunday morning (Feb. 3), Durant "appeared to be in significant pain and discomfort after the game." The pain stemmed from getting kneed in the back during the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It knocked him out of the game for the moment and may cause him to miss a few games now.
The good news is that Durant was still able to return later in the game and scored 13 points in the fourth quarter. The bad news, in addition to Oklahoma City losing to Cleveland, was that it may have taken its toll on him. The injury itself is being classified as a right rib contusion, but it's a tough one to pin down when it comes to how fast it could heal. Fantasy basketball owners will want to pay close attention to it, especially if he has to sit out a few days.
The next game for the Oklahoma City Thunder comes on Monday (Feb. 4), so it's possible that this Kevin Durant injury update could indicate that he takes a night off. He isn't a player that typically misses games, though, so he will probably play through it if he can. Fantasy basketball owners should consider him day-to-day unless the team releases an official statement declaring otherwise.
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