Superstar Small Forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant just recently fractured his foot and now has to sit 6 to 8 weeks to begin the new season. This is a huge loss for the Thunder as they will have to rely on superstar guard Russell Westbrook to carry the team with Durant out for the season. This will definitely effect his MVP chances this year as he will miss what is about the first 2 and a half months of the season.
Durant did a lot of the carrying last year as Westbrook missed a lot of time with various injuries. This carrying led Durant to have his best season as a pro and as well as winning the MVP award.
Supposedly, his fracture on his foot was a stress fracture that occurs over time, it is commonly known as a Jones fracture. If Durant did not say anything to the Thunder medical staff on how it was bothering him, it would have gotten a lot worse and he would have has to miss even more time. After 6 weeks, Durant is to be evaluated to see if he is ready to get back on the court.
Everybody in the NBA world will see if Russell Westbrook will be able to carry the load like Durant did last season as it lead him to an MVP season. Will it mark the same for Westbrook?
Dan will be attending St. Edward’s University this upcoming fall in Austin, Texas. He is a big sports fanatic and has been involved in a variety of sports his whole life. He enthusiastically follows professional basketball and stays on top of the latest in the gaming industry.