The Nets expect star forward Kevin Durant to miss four-to-six weeks with a sprained MCL of his left knee, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Durant suffered the injury in the Nets’ home win over the Pelicans on Saturday. An MRI revealed the extent of the injury.
“There was relief around the Nets that the injury wasn’t more serious, and hopefulness that he will make a full return to health in plenty of time for the playoffs,” Wojnarowski wrote. “Durant left Saturday night’s game after teammate Bruce Brown fell into his knee on a play in the second quarter.”
Durant, 33, is averaging an NBA-best 29.3 points, as well as 7.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists. He is undoubtedly in the running for league MVP.
The Nets are a half-game behind the Bulls for first place in the Eastern Conference, with 11 of their next 14 coming on the road.
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