The main star of the New York franchise will undergo several tests to determine if the injury was serious and how long he will have to be away from the court
The Brooklyn Nets suffered unfortunate news in the victory they registered against the Miami Heat this Sunday, after their main star Kevin Durant was forced to leave the field due to knee injuries; the fact activated the alarms of the New York team that fights for the leadership in the Eastern Conference.
The event occurred when the forward was part of a defensive play in which his teammate Ben Simmons tried to cover a dunk from Jimmy Buttler, who fell on Durant’s knee when making the play, bending over and leaving him lying on the ground with clear signs of ailment.
According to the information provided by the franchise’s head coach, Jacque Vaughn, Durant will undergo an MRI these days and various studies to determine the severity of the injury and confirm how long he will need rehabilitation to be able to recover 100%. % and continue to lead the Nets offense.
Durant has become one of the best players this season in the NBA despite the strong problems that overshadowed him during the offseason, in which there was much speculation about his departure from the sports institution.
To date, the forward and former Finals MVP had an offensive average of 30.0 points (sixth in this category), 6.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game with an index of 55.9% | in field goals and 37.6% in shots from long distance.
Durantula suffered an event similar to this injury on January 15, 2022, when a left knee sprain forced him to miss almost two months of the best basketball championship in the world.
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As for the Nets, his injury represents a blow to the franchise, which currently sits second in the Eastern Conference with a 27-13 record; it’s only a game behind the Boston Celtics, who are in first.
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