Kevin Durant will miss at least four weeks after he sustained an MCL sprain and bone bruise on his left knee.
The Warriors believes he will be out indefinitely, but he’ll be evaluated again in four weeks.
Warriors are hoping Durant can return to the fold before the end of the regular season, which is in six weeks.
“At this time it’s just speculation to guess when that is,” general manager Bob Myers said in a conference call. “He’ll heal as his body heals. And when he’s healed and our doctors clear him and we feel like it’s safe, he’ll play. I want to know as much as you guys, but at this point the plan is just to re-evaluate him and see where he’s at in four weeks.”
Myers acknowledged a 10- to 15-minute window in which the Warriors thought Durant’s injury was season-ending.
“There was a moment where there was a potential different diagnosis,” Myers said, “but that didn’t last too long and most of it was let’s get another image to make sure we have a clear look at this, and that’s what determined the final diagnosis as I was told.”