Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant will miss the next two weeks with what is termed as an “isolated MCL sprain” in his right knee.
The news comes as the Nets are in the midst of one of the best runs in their franchise’s history posting a record of 18-2 in their last 20 games. Durant sustained the injury during the third quarter of the Nets 102-101 victory over Chicago on Sunday night.
The Nets say that Kevin Durant is OUT for the remainder of Nets-Heat due to a right knee injury after Jimmy Butler fell on his knee on this play.— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) January 9, 2023
Prayers up to KD 🙏 pic.twitter.com/v0PPP9Hfe1
Should there be reason for concern? There certainly should be. The Nets have been here before with Durant’s injuries and it has cost them dearly.
Almost one year ago, on January 15, 2022, Durant injured his MCL in his left knee and wound up missing 1-1/2 months. The Nets who were 27-15 at the time, went 5-17 during Durant’s absense as the season spiraled out of control. Right now Brooklyn is 27-13 on the season.
This will be an extraordinary challenge for Head Coach Jacque Vaughn, the reigning Coach of the Month for December.
Nets fans seeing Kevin Durant get injured pic.twitter.com/nSZtivkefk— Jac Manuell (@JacManuell) January 9, 2023