Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant recently went down with a debilitating knee injury. In a game against the Washington Wizards on Feb. 28, teammate Zaza Pachulia fell back into Durant’s knee. The injury was diagnosed as a Grade 2 MCL sprain and a tibial bone bruise.
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Durant is going to be out for a good stretch of time, but he doesn’t want his shot to deteriorate. The problem is that he can’t stand up to shoot without holding his crutches. So to keep his shot looking good, the former NBA MVP is shooting from a chair.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Durant talked about his injury for the first time, including his rehab process and how he’s keeping his shot from going bad.
“Shooting in a chair,” Durant said. “Shot in a chair the other day. Got to keep this jumper right. That’s what I’m doing. I’m sure that’s what I’ll be doing the next two days. But the next two weeks, I really don’t know, just taking it a day at a time.”
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According to The Mercury News, the 8-time All-Star has also been lifting weights. He was spotted working out on an exercise bike by Warriors head coach Steve Kerr. It’s smart for Durant to stay in shape while he goes through rehab. There is a realistic chance that he will be making a return in the playoffs.