Kevin Durant Injury: Kyrie Irving Expresses His Worries as Brooklyn Nets Coach Provides an Update

Published 04/19/2021, 11:55 AM EDT
Apr 10, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Durant (7) controls the ball against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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The Brooklyn Nets suffered from a terrible loss at the hands of the Miami Heat in their latest game. If not for the buzzer beater by Heat big man Bam Adebayo, the game was well on its way to an overtime.

Not only did they lose the game, they also saw one of their superstars in Kevin Durant go off injured. Pretty early in the first quarter, KD drove into the basket. Before he could score the basket, Durant collided with Trevor Ariza and suffered from a thigh contusion.

Kyrie Irving and Brooklyn Nets’ Head Coach Steve Nash react to latest injury to Kevin Durant

This is not the first injury that KD has suffered this season. The 32-year-old earlier had endured a hamstring injury which kept him away for almost a couple of months. The latest injury comes only five games after he had made his return to the lineup.

Teammate Kyrie Irving expressed his frustrations over KD’s injury and wished him well. In a post game presser, Uncle Drew said, “Anytime one of our teammates goes down anytime something like that happens it’s definitely going to take a hit for us.”

“He’s just gotten back so we just pray that it’s not too serious and he’s able to recover, but it definitely has a hit on our continuity at times.”

Even head coach Steve Nash reacted to the 32-year-old’s injury. Nash said, “He’s sore but um we don’t know how severe we’ll see I think tomorrow how he wakes up and they go from there but right now nothing’s been determined.”

He added, “Honestly, I don’t know i just kind of got off the floor and talked to the coaches talked to the team and came straight here so i haven’t heard but uh i’d imagine they’re gonna assess them in the morning and then see if a skate is necessary enough.”

Durant has become the latest player in the ever-increasing injury list in the league. With a massive post-season run coming up ahead, the Nets will hope that Durant and his teammate James Harden can be back on time.



Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.