Phoenix Suns forward Kevin Durant left Footprint Center Wednesday night in a large walking boot after injuring himself during the warmup.
The Suns defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 132-101 without Durant, but the absence of their newly acquired superstar created a cloud of concern with the playoffs approaching.
The Arizona Republic has learned that there is concern within the organization that Durant has a grade 2 sprain that would keep him out of action for four to six weeks.
Phoenix’s regular season finale is April 9, which means it’s possible that Durant will miss the rest of the regular season and possibly the start of the playoffs.
Durant has played just three games with Phoenix since arriving with the team on February 9 in a trade with Brooklyn. The Suns are 3-0 with Durant in the lineup. He would make his home debut on Wednesday.
Durant returned on March 1 from a knee injury suffered in early January that forced him to miss 20 games.
Wednesday’s ankle injury occurred when Durant drove to the basket during routine pregame practice. He rolled his left ankle and fell to the floor before getting up and finishing his workout.
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