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Durant to miss up to two months of play after fracture discovery

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By Dugout Philippines

Reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant will miss the remainder of the preseason and even the first month of the regular season after he was diagnosed with a Jones fracture on his left foot.

“After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot. We proceeded to perform the necessary imaging studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture," Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in the official press release made by the team.

Presti added, "Traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in 6-8 weeks. We are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps with Kevin, his representatives, and Thunder medical personnel. Until a course of action is determined, we are unable to provide a timeline specific to Kevin's case.”

According to Wikipedia, a Jones fracture is defined as "a fracture of the diaphysis of the fifth metatarsal of the foot, at the base of the small toe."

Durant's status added to the Thunder's preseason injury woes as rookie Mitch McGary also suffered a foot fracture and Reggie Jackson is listed as day-to-day with his own wrist injury.

Oklahoma City will play the Memphis Grizzlies in an exhibition at home on Wednesday (Philippine Time).
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