The Brooklyn Nets have announced that Kevin Durant was diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral of the left knee. Durant is expected to return to full strength after a rehabilitation period.

This is great news for the Nets that Durant is going to return this season and be able to come back to action for them. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Durant is expected to return within four to six weeks of rehab.

Although it is expected for him to miss almost six weeks, it would make sense from the Nets' perspective if they do decide to keep him out for longer than that. He is the reason why this Brooklyn team can win an NBA championship and they need to be at full strength with him being the best player in the world for them to get the job done.

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On the season, he has been simply sensational for this Nets team. Durant is currently averaging 29.2 points per game while shooting an efficient 52% from the field.

The Nets are currently the number two seed in the Eastern Conference. They are only a half-game behind the first-place Chicago Bulls. Missing Durant is not going to help this team because they're going to continue to be without Kyrie Irving for all of their home games. James Harden is going to have to step up for this Nets team if they want to continue having a high seed in the Eastern Conference.