Nets’ Kevin Durant Sidelined with Left Thigh Injury

USA's Kevin Durant
USA's Kevin Durant. Photo by Dave Shopland/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (5837940ae)

During a game against the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets’ superstar forward Kevin Durant was sidelined with a left thigh injury in the first quarter.

He was forced to leave the game after accidentally slamming his left thigh into the Heat’s Trevor Ariza while driving to the basket. He was later evaluated on the sideline by a team trainer, who ruled that he should be sent to the locker room and not return to the game.

So how serious is this injury exactly? According to Brooklyn head coach Steve Nash, it’s still a bit unclear: “He’s sore, but we don’t know how severe. We’ll see tomorrow how he wakes up and go from there. But right now nothing’s been determined.”

With Brooklyn lacking Durant’s firepower, they ended up losing a 109-107 nailbiter to the defending Eastern Conference Champions. But scarier than the loss is the question of when KD may return to the floor.

After all, this was only Durant’s fifth game back after returning from a completely different injury. He had missed games from a hamstring injury in March, and an additional three games in January because of potential COVID-19 exposure.

In other words, Durant has missed a lot of this season regardless, so Brooklyn fans were obviously excited to see him back in action. Unfortunately, now they’ll have to wonder yet again when he’ll return.