Bad News For Brooklyn As Durant To Be Out Longer Than Expected

A report early on Monday from the Brooklyn Nets suggested that Kevin Durant would be out for two weeks with a sprained MCL. Unfortunately, new information uncovered by NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowksi has revealed that Durant will be out twice that long. 

Durant is now expected to miss a month, but Woj says it's not considered as bad a sprain as a year ago, and "there was still a big sigh of relief for the Nets organization today that this wasn't a more severe injury."

Last season, Durant suffered the same injury to his knee, and was out of action for six weeks, during which time the Nets' season tanked, going 5-17 in his absence, including an 11-game losing streak. 

The new timeline would see Durant missing at least 14 games. They've recently been on a red-hot run, winning 14 of their last 15 games, to rise to 27-13, the 2nd-best record in the NBA. He'll be back in plenty of time, however, for the stretch run. 

KD suffered the injury on Sunday, when the Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler inadvertently fell on his leg, pinning it underneath him. Durant tried to stay in the game briefly, but had to be removed shortly thereafter. 

Durant has returned to MVP-like status this season, averaging 30 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.4 assists to lead the Nets.