Thunder forward Kevin Durant will miss up to two weeks with a Grade II ankle sprain, according to a team source.
Durant is expected to miss seven to 14 days after rolling his right ankle in Friday’s game at Dallas when he stepped on the foot of Mavs forward Josh Howard while driving to the basket with 7:13 left in the first quarter. He remained in the game for about three minutes before walking off the court with a limp.
Team officials said X-rays taken on Durant’s foot were negative, but Durant wore a protective boot on his right foot and walked with the aid of crutches following the Thunder’s 110-108 overtime loss.
Grade II sprains can include damage or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule and are characterized by swelling, extensive bruising, pain and difficulty bearing weight.
Durant is the NBA’s fourth leading scorer at 26.0 points per game and is averaging 30.6 points in February. Durant had missed only one game this season, a Nov. 12 home game against Orlando because of a sprained left ankle.