Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant is expected to be out for two to three weeks with a left ankle injury, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday.
The team said in a release that Durant has a sprained left ankle and will be reevaluated in three weeks.
Durant, who had an MRI on Thursday, slipped during pregame warmups on Wednesday and injured his ankle, ruling him out of his first home game with the Suns.
He left the Footprint Center in walking boots after Phoenix defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 132–101.
Suns coach Montee Williams said after the game, “I feel bad for him because he’s feeling bad.” “I saw his face and – I’ve been around him many times – I know what he’s feeling, and I don’t want him to feel that way.”
Durant has played three games with the Suns since being acquired from the Brooklyn Nets, averaging 26.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists. Durant has shot 69% with Phoenix in those three wins – the highest field goal percentage (minimum 40 field goal attempts) in a player’s first three games with a team in NBA history, according to ESPN Stats & Information.