Kevin Durant suffered a knee injury in the Warriors game against the Wizards.
Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors had to be helped to the locker room after a fellow Warrior crashed into his left knee. Durant’s knee kicked back and looked to be hyper-extended.
The Warriors’ leading scorer limped to the locker room after the incident.
Here is video of the injury:
Zaza Pachulia falls into Kevin Durant's leg, Durant heads to locker room with "hyperextended knee" pic.twitter.com/bmiumUSLvS
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 1, 2017
Here is video of Durant struggling to get to the locker room, holding his left leg.
Kevin Durant heading back to the locker room, holding left knee pic.twitter.com/l6zsUxY5Ky
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 1, 2017
This is not a good sign for the Warriors, who, at the end of the first quarter, trailed 32-16. Durant came over to the Warriors in free agency last summer, which made fans all across the country very mad. Especially the fans in Washington D.C., who thought Durant, a D.C. native, might come home to play for the Wizards.
A star player getting hurt is never good news. However, the Warriors are the best team in the NBA, and have tremendous depth. If Durant is forced to miss any time, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green can all carry the load, as they showed last year.
UPDATE: Kevin Durant will undergo an MRI and will not return to the game tonight.
Warriors say Kevin Durant has suffered a hyperextended left knee tonight at Washington. He will undergo an MRI and will not return tonight.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) March 1, 2017
Hopefully the MRI reveals good news for Kevin Durant and the Warriors.