Enes Kanter injury update: the Oklahoma City Thunder big man suffered a fractured forearm when he smacked a chair on the sideline during last night's game.
Kanter, a key center for a Thunder team gunning for a playoff spot in the Western Conference, will be out for up to two months after the baffling injury, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter sustained a fractured forearm after punching a chair on the Thunder’s bench on Thursday night, a self-inflicted injury that could sideline him six to eight weeks, league sources told The Vertical.
Kanter, the Thunder’s second-highest-paid player at $17.1 million a season, fired his fist into the empty chair in frustration on his way to the bench during a first-half timeout in Oklahoma City’s 109-98 victory over Dallas.
Here is video of Kanter punching the chair from last night:
Kanter left the game to get x-rays, which revealed the fracture. The former No. 3 pick is a key player for the Thunder, averaging 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds for the team in just over 21 minutes per game. His loss is a big blow, especially on the offensive end, for the 28-19 Western Conference club.