Kevin Durant has been out of action since spraining his knee on Jan. 15. Further tests revealed that the Brooklyn Nets superstar had suffered a sprained MLCL in his left knee and that he's expected to miss anywhere between four and six weeks as he recovers from the injury.
The Nets were in action on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers (Brooklyn lost, 106-96) and during the broadcast, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported that Brooklyn now expects Durant to take the entire six weeks, if not longer, in rehabbing his knee. As such, KD is set to miss the All-Star Game in Cleveland on Feb. 20.
This does not come as a complete surprise considering how the Nets have earned a reputation of being extremely cautious with their players. KD is clearly no exception, and the team is going to give him as much time as he needs to fully recover from this most recent injury.
There was some optimism that Durant would be able to return in four weeks, but that now appears to be out of the question. Unfortunately, this is the second season in a row that the former MVP will be forced to sit out the All-Star festivities after a hamstring injury also prevented the Nets star from taking part in the 2021 All-Star Game.