Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has been diagnosed with a sprained left MCL. The Nets gave no timetable for Durant’s return, but sources say they are hopeful their star will be back in four-to-six weeks.
Durant was injured when teammate Bruce Brown fell into his leg while defending against Herb Jones of the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. Durant left the game, which the Nets were able to complete with a victory.
While leaving the arena, Durant said he believed the injury wasn’t as serious as a similar one in 2017. Then teammate Zaza Pachulia fell into Durant’s leg. Durant missed over a month of action while recovering from that injury.
Brooklyn is fortunate to play 11 of their next 14 games on the road. That means the Nets will have Kyrie Irving available to play for most of that stretch. Irving is currently prohibited from playing home games in Brooklyn.