Kevin Durant Suffers Rib Fracture

Warriors forward Kevin Durant has suffered an incomplete rib cartilage fracture and will miss at least the next two weeks, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports tweets.

Durant suffered the injury in the second quarter of Wednesday’s 117-106 victory over the Lakers. He was initially ruled out of Friday’s contest against the Kings before an MRI revealed the damage to his rib.

The 29-year-old is no stranger to late-season injuries as a member of the Warriors. Last March, an MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise sidelined Durant for the last 19 games of the 2016/17 season. He returned in time for the playoffs and the Warriors hope he can do the same this season.

In 60 games this season, the former Most Valuable Player has averaged 26.6 PPG, 6.8 RPG, and 5.4 APG.

All of the sudden, Golden State’s three-headed monster of Durant, Stephen Curry, and Klay Thompson is sidelined. Curry (ankle) and Thompson (thumb) were already on the shelf before Durant’s injury and now the Warriors — who occupy second place in the Western Conference — are hobbling to the finish line.

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13 thoughts on “Kevin Durant Suffers Rib Fracture

  1. camdenyards46

    This season is all injuries. It is so bad. Hayward, Leonard, love, Wall, boogie, KP, etc

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  2. pugbuttsupreme

    The basketball gods are catching up to the warriors and their new “fans”

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    • Dodgethis

      Does attempting to insult the fans of good teams make you feel better about being you? Grow up kid.

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    • liamsfg

      How about their old fans? The ones that watched them suck for ~20 years?

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  3. yoyo137

    Wow smh bad luck for the Warriors recently. Luckily none of these injuries are crazy serious but this sucks man.

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  4. Meadowlark

    The new age Warriors have been fun to watch, but they’re starting to age a bit now. Injuries are always tough to deal with. yoyo137 has it right however. No blown knees to deal with.

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  5. Meadowlark

    Not sure what qualifies as an “old fan”. One who recalls Wilt, Al Attles and Tom Gola? Possibly someone who was a fan of Purvis Short and Chris Mullin ? In the past 15 years the Warriors have finished above .400 12 times. Not bad.

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    • liamsfg

      Don’t discredit the late 90s – early 2000s fans just because you’re older.

      This is the western conference in the NBA, the best the Warriors did was an 8th seed upset in the first round.

      The reference of new fans was clearly aimed at those who jumped on during the Lacob/Guber era.

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  6. Meadowlark

    No discredit intended at all. People jump on and off all the time, and I’m sure your not one of those. Imagine the burning of LeBron jerseys that’ll happen again this summer when he jumps ship for … ?? WHO?

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