Kevin Durant sprained his left ankle in the third quarter against the Pacers, stepping on Tyler Hansbrough’s foot. Durant stayed in the game to sink two free throws, but immediately exited, eventually needing help from a couple trainers to get to the locker room.
While the injury looked kind of serious, Durant didn’t seem to be all that worried post-game.
“Just a little tweak,” KD told reporters after the game. “I did it before. Just gotta see how I feel in the morning.”
Durant left the arena wearing a protective boot, but that was just deemed a precaution. He said he thinks he could be available to play against the Hawks Friday in Atlanta.
“Hopefully, I’m ready to go,” he said.
Of course that’s how he felt about an hour after the game finished. We’ll see how things go when he wakes up Thursday morning.