NBA star Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets hopes to return to the court by the All-Star Game after spraining right knee ligaments, his Twitter account
“The Athletic” basketball columnist Shams Sharania.
There is optimism that Kevin Durant will return to action for Nets ahead of the All-Star break – and play in the All-Star Game, sources said. https://t.co/AY4OBNCV8j— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 24, 2023
Durant reportedly suffered the injury in early January during the Nets’ 102-101 win over the Miami Heat when the Heat’s Jimmy Butler crashed into Durant’s knee. Durant stayed in the game for a short while, but soon left the court and headed to the locker room. “There is an expectation that Durant will return to the Nets before the All-Star break and participate,” Sharanya wrote, citing his sources.
“Durant is recovering from a sprained knee ligament as planned and will be re-evaluated in two weeks,” the columnist wrote.
The All-Star Game will be held on February 19 in Salt Lake City. In the final fan vote tally a month before the All-Star Game, Durant finished second in the Eastern Conference with 5,838,182 votes behind Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo with 5,970,196 votes. Durant had to miss the All-Star Game last season due to injury.
The Nets have won 29 games in 46 games and are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.