CLEVELAND – The Nets equipped no timeline on Kevin Durant’s return to movement, and wouldn’t reveal the grade on his strained left medial collateral.
However Brooklyn coach Steve Nash confirmed it’s going to be weeks sooner than the All-Star forward will get evaluated.
“I feel we don’t have a timeline, and it’s additionally just a few weeks earlier than we re-evaluate it,” Nash talked about. “So, correct now we’re merely going to attend and see the best way it heels and the best way he recovers over the next few weeks, after which there’ll most likely be additional of an evaluation and hopefully some form of timeline.
“I simply talked to him at halftime after which I’ve messaged with him however he’s clearly dissatisfied. The man likes to play and clearly it’s robust anytime you’re injured however that is simply the truth and we simply acquired to remain optimistic and stay up for the chance to play and that it’s not worse.”
Durant suffered the injury when teammate Bruce Brown fell into his knee inside the second quarter of Saturday’s home win over the Pelicans.
Whereas Nash wouldn’t say what grade the injury was (“We’re not allowed,” he demurred), ESPN reported Durant is estimated to miss 4-to-6 weeks. That may point out a Grade 2 strain, with Dr. Rajpal Brar saying the everyday restoration time amongst NBA players was 41 days.
When Durant suffered a Grade 2 MCL sprain in February 2017 having fun with for Golden State, he missed just a bit over 5 weeks sooner than coming once more inside the ultimate week of the regular-season.
“I haven’t talked to him about that in these phrases. However he has been via it,” Nash talked about. “So, I’m undecided it was the very same injury, however he’s been via this sort of layoff and he’s come again each time he’s been injured pretty much as good or higher than ever. So I feel that ought to give him confidence that that is simply one other pause in his season, after which he’ll come again and be again at his full energy.”