Durant could be back for the playoffs.
Kevin Durant underwent an MRI on his injured left knee yesterday and the Golden State Warriors were preparing for the worst- that they'd be without their leading scorer heading into the playoffs.
Today, it was revealed that Durant suffered an MCL sprain, as well as a bone bruise, and will be reevaluated in four weeks.
In the wake of Durant's injury, which he suffered during Monday's loss to the Wizards, they went out and signed veteran forward Matt Barnes who will be with the team for the remainder of the season.
Golden State is currently sitting at 50-10, the best record in the NBA.
Injury Update: Kevin Durant suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 1, 2017
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All in all, good news for Kevin Durant and Warriors, team says: Sprained MCL, bone bruise. He will be re-evaluated in a month.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) March 1, 2017
Warriors had feared they could have had to start playoffs without Durant, but there's a chance he can return by mid-April for first-round.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) March 1, 2017