Kevin Durant To Miss Some Time With Knee Injury

Brooklyn Nets fans have been holding their breath since Kevin Durant went down with a knee injury in Sunday's game. A worst-case scenario could have derailed the team's season completely. But the MRI results are in, and it certainly could have been a lot worse.

The imaging showed that Durant has an MCL sprain in right knee and he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

That will put Durant out for at least the next six games, depending on how that reassessment goes on Jan. 23rd. It's the same injury—but apparently not near as severe—that kept him out for six weeks last season and destroyed their season. 

The injury occurred in Sunday's game against the Miami Heat, as Jimmy Butler landed on KD's leg under the basket. Durant grabbed at his right knee, and stayed down while the play resumed. He stayed in the game briefly, then went into the locker room and didn't return.

The Nets have been on an insane run of late, winning 14 of their last 15 games to move to 27-13, just one game back of the Boston Celtics for the second-best record in the league.