Suns star forward Kevin Durant is expected to have his left ankle sprain re-evaluated in two weeks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Durant was moving toward the basket to shoot a layup in pregame warmups on Wednesday when he landed awkwardly before Thursday’s home win over the Thunder.
He missed the game and reportedly left the arena in a walking boot. Swelling in the ankle has subsided, Charania reported.
He has played just three games with the Suns since arriving in a February trade with the Nets, at first missing time while recovering from an MCL sprain.
Durant, 34, is averaging 26.7 points in his three games with Phoenix, and 29.5 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists in 42 games overall. He is shooting 57 percent from the field, 39 percent on 3-pointers and a sizzling 93 percent on free throws.
The Suns (37-29) currently sit in second place in the Pacific Division and fourth place in the Western Conference.
The Suns and Durant are hopeful of progress during the re-evaluation window that allows for the 13-time All-Star to return to action shortly after two weeks, sources said. Good news for KD and Phoenix following scary fall in warmups. https://t.co/BJmSPdBwMx
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 9, 2023
Here’s video of Kevin Durant slipping on the floor pregame.
He stayed down for a few seconds but then got up and finished his on-court work. pic.twitter.com/DwTrNc6LIr
— Kellan Olson (@KellanOlson) March 9, 2023
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