Durant (calf) ‘not shut’ to returning

Golden State Warriors ahead Kevin Durant could have his injured proper calf reevaluated earlier than Game 2 of the Western Conference finals however is “not close” to returning to motion, a league supply instructed ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.

Durant hasn’t resumed basketball-related actions, which might be step one in returning to play.

Durant missed Tuesday’s Game 1 win over the Portland Trail Blazers with the damage and can miss Thursday evening’s Game 2 as effectively. Warriors coach Steve Kerr stated Monday {that a} “more detailed update” on Durant would come Thursday.

“Everyone needs to slow down a little bit on the Kevin stuff,” Kerr stated after Monday’s follow. “He hasn’t even stepped on the floor yet. … He still has pain. So there’s some time ahead of him on the rehab process.”

Durant injured his calf within the third quarter of final week’s Game 5 convention semifinal win over Houston, when he went up for a jumper over Rockets swingman Iman Shumpert and landed awkwardly.


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