The bad injury news just keeps coming for the Golden State Warriors. And now it seems to be coming in completely unexpected ways.
Kevin Durant was scheduled to sit out of tonight’s game after injuring his ribs during the team’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday There didn’t seem to be any worry about the injury, and he played on Wednesday, but the team dropped the bombshell today: Durant has an incomplete rib cartilage fracture.
BREAKING: Kevin Durant has an incomplete rib cartilage fracture. He'll be out at least two weeks.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) March 17, 2018
Durant will be evaluated in two weeks’ time, which means that he’ll likely be out even longer.
That means the Warriors will have to finish the month without the elite scorer, in addition to Stephen Curry (who will be reevaluated next week), and Klay Thompson (who will be reevaluated next week, and likely out for two to three weeks).
The playoffs start on April 15. As long as the players are healthy by then, none of this matters. But yikes, they sure are starting to cut things close.
We’ll keep you updated as any more news comes in about the injury. In the meantime, here’s Durant talking about the setback:
Kevin Durant provides an update on his injury pic.twitter.com/flmSENA92p— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) March 17, 2018