Mandatory reading for the class.
Stephania Bell is an injury expert for ESPN and she wrote a detailed, informative piece on Kevin Durant’s injury and recovery. Yeah, it was in the links already today, but I think it’s important, so here’s more.
It clears up a number of sweeping generalizations and misconceptions, some of which being that Durant “rushed back” in December, that his foot injury is a sign of pending career doom a la Bill Walton and Yao Ming, and why the Thunder did a bone graft now, and not then.
Because some prefer to remain ignorant to these types of things so as to feel empowered to shout out their hot takes about the organization or medical personnel, instead of, you know, relying on the factual information and medical research, it would be really nice if everyone read the article. But in an effort to aid the lazy, here are the most important parts blockquoted: Keep Reading…