The Suns’ newly acquired Kevin Durant is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a left ankle sprain. The team announced they will re-evaluate the 13-time All Star in two weeks, per NBA insider Sham Charania.
Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant is expected to be re-evaluated in two weeks with his left ankle sprain and return based on rehab progress, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Swelling has gone down in the ankle, which Durant injured slipping in pregame warmups Wednesday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 9, 2023
Durant was supposed to make his home debut for the Suns on Wednesday night against the Thunder. However, the floor had different plans as Durant slipped during his pregame routine. He was quickly scratched from the starting lineup and headed for the locker room.
This is a shocking blow for the Suns, as they made it clear with their blockbuster trade that this is the season that they are looking to capitalize on.
With the Western Conference wide open, Phoenix was hoping to make a late-season push. They currently hold the 4th seed, and their remaining schedule will be no cake walk.
During Durant’s three-game healthy streak with the team, he averaged 26 PPG and shot at a ridiculous .690 rate.
While this is a major step back for the team, the Suns are remaining hopeful that Durant can make an appearance before the regular season comes to an end.
And at the very least, they will have him for the first round of the playoffs.
Phoenix is currently riding a four-game win streak, a streak they would like to extend against the #3 seeded Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
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