Kevin Durant’s Potential Early Return from MCL Injury: Sources

Nets’ Kevin Durant could return from MCL injury before All-Star break: Sources

The Brooklyn Nets have been dealt a number of tough blows in recent weeks, with injuries to star players such as Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Kevin Durant. However, it appears that Durant could be making a return to the basketball court sooner rather than later.

According to sources, the two-time NBA Finals MVP is progressing in his recovery from a Grade 2 MCL sprain, and might even return to action before the All-Star break. The Nets have been careful with Durant’s rehab, but the signs are good that he could be back on the court in the near future.

Durant has been out since February 13, when he suffered the knee injury in a game against the Washington Wizards. At the time, he was averaging 29.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game, establishing himself as one of the top players in the NBA.

The Nets have managed to stay afloat without Durant, as they currently hold the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference with an 18-14 record. However, with Durant’s return, the Nets could make a serious push for the championship this season.

Durant’s return could also provide a major lift for the Nets on the defensive end, as the 32 year-old has long been one of the league’s best defenders. His presence could make the Nets one of the toughest teams to beat in the playoffs.

No matter when Durant returns, the Nets will be relieved to have their star back in action. With an All-Star break return looking increasingly likely, the Nets could soon have one of the deepest and most talented rosters in the NBA.

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