Kevin Durant Suffered A Hyperextended Knee & Hopefully It Makes This NBA Season More Exciting

Kevin Durant left last night’s Warriors-Wizards game after hyperextending his left knee and will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

The injury happened when Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat went up for a defensive rebound and pushed Zaza Pachulia into Durant’s leg during the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game in Washington.

Durant was only in the game for 93 seconds until his injury, taking just one shot, ending his streak of 562 regular-season games in which he scored at least 10 points.

Warriors' Kevin Durant heads to locker room w/ apparent knee injury after Zaza Pachulia falls on his leg… pic.twitter.com/OWfoYdXWl8

— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) March 1, 2017

According to ESPN’s Ethan Strauss, a Warriors source told him that the team does not believe that Durant suffered a tear:

I'll caveat the hell out of this, but a source who's been good with injury prognostications on his best Durant guess: pic.twitter.com/XtDYEoGv8Q

— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) March 1, 2017

The only thing that could realistically prevent the Warriors from winning the championship in an injury to their stars, and hopefully this is it. Durant is averaging 25.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game during the 2016-17 season.

Kevin Durant heading back to the locker room, holding left knee pic.twitter.com/l6zsUxY5Ky

— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 1, 2017

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