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Report: Kevin Durant Awaiting MRI Results, Team 'Fears' He Could Be Out For Months

Kevin Durant injury update: the Warriors star went down with a left knee injury on Tuesday night, and it could be worse than originally thought.

During the Warriors' 112-108 loss to the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, Zaza Pachulia fell into his teammates knee, forcing him out of the game. The injury was initially reported as a hyperextended left knee by the Warriors public relations Twitter account.

Now, it appears that the injury may be more serious than initially reported. Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team and Durant's inner circle are fearing the worst.

From his full report:

The Golden State Warriors are bracing for the possibility that All-Star forward Kevin Durant could be lost for the rest of the regular season – or perhaps longer – with a left knee injury, league sources told The Vertical.

Durant underwent an MRI late Tuesday night to survey the knee damage, and team officials and members of Durant’s inner circle were expressing fear early Wednesday morning that the severity of Durant’s injury could preclude a return to the Warriors’ lineup until before the start of the Western Conference playoffs in six weeks, league sources told The Vertical.

Mike Wise of ESPN's The Undefeated spoke with Warriors officials who are hopeful that Durant won't miss the rest of the season, although it sounds like he may not be back until the playoffs.

ESPN's Jeff Goodman has another more optimistic report:

The Warriors are set to sign veteran forward Matt Barnes for the rest of the season, which could help the team on the defensive end in the meantime. With former MVP Steph Curry and all-stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors should be in decent shape moving forward, but Durant has established himself as the team's best player, and would be a massive loss if the team cannot get him back in time for the playoffs.

We'll update as soon as the MRI results are out.

[The Vertical]