If you’re a fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA, basketball or human decency, three words you don’t want to hear are “Kevin Durant injury” but that was the case again tonight when the Oklahoma City Thunder left Tuesday’s game with a hamstring injury.
It turns out Durant will miss seven-to-10 days with the injury and then be reevaluated. That’s not great, but at least it’s not a foot injury. Last season, the 2013-14 MVP only played 27 games after suffering a Jones fracture that required multiple surgeries.
Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated tweeted out a video of where the injury occurred:
Thunder's Kevin Durant out for second half vs. Wizards with left hamstring strain pic.twitter.com/l84sKsGpAz
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) November 11, 2015
The injury isn’t overwhelmingly terrible, so it’s probably not much to be concerned over. But if you’re a Thunder fan, you’re probably flashing back to last season and saying “please, please, please” right about now in hopes it doesn’t linger.
This year he has been back, strong, healthy and playing well, averaging a whopping 30.1 points with an effective field goal percentage of 56.9, adding 6.6 boards and 2.8 dimes to go with it.
If you’re looking for a little relief, it might be in the Thunder’s upcoming schedule as their next three opponents, the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers all have a losing record. That, and the fact that the Thunder were eviscerating the Washington Wizards at the time of this writing, should give Thunder fans a little bit of optimism that the Thunder should be fine in his absence. Meanwhile, expect Russell Westbrook to go all Oscar Roberston again.