Thunder Officials: Kevin Durant Diagnosed With Jones Fracture


Sunday, October 12th 2014, 11:04 am
By: News 9


Thunder officials confirmed Sunday morning that Kevin Durant has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture, and he could miss six to eight weeks. 

According to a statement released by Thunder officials, after practice on Saturday, Durant made officials aware of discomfort in his right foot. Officials said they proceeded to perform the necessary imaging studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this time, Durant has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture.

According to officials, traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.

Officials said they are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps with Durant, his representatives, and Thunder medical personnel.

Until a course of action is determined, officials said they are unable to provide a timeline specific to Durant's case.

The Oklahoma City Thunder released the following statement on behalf of Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti regarding forward Kevin Durant:

“After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot. We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture. Traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in 6-8 weeks. We are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate next steps with Kevin, his representatives, and Thunder medical personnel. Until a course of action is determined, we are unable to provide a timeline specific to Kevin's case.”