This type of injury is reportedly most common among NBA players as of late, with Durant being the latest victim. Durant will be evaluated in the coming days to see if surgery is necessary, although it seems highly likely. The pain began for Durant following Saturday's practice, when the Thunder star complained to the medical staff that he felt "aching" in his right foot.
Durant has played in both preseason games thus far, combining just 30 minutes of floor time for the MVP. Durant played 12 minutes in the preseason opener, followed by 18 minutes this past Friday against the Mavericks.
Durant is not one to miss too much time, as he has missed just 16 games entering his 8th NBA season. Over the past 5 season Durant leads the league games played, minutes, and points. He is coming off an MVP season where he averaged 32 points in 81 games. If he does miss the expected time, he will be returning to the floor in the beginning of December.