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NBA: Thunder SF Kevin Durant And Wizards SG Bradley Beal Suffer Big Early-Season Injuries

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(May 28, 2014 - Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America)
(May 28, 2014 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America)

With the NBA season set to start, reigning 2014 league MVP Kevin Durant and Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal will likely be out indefinitely.  

Durant was diagnosed with a Jones fracture of his right foot earlier this weekend. Defined by footvitals.com – A Jones fracture is a fairly common fracture of the fifth metatarsal and is often mistaken for a sprain. This type of fracture has a very small blood supply and if it is treated right away will have no adverse health effects.

According to to a press release by Oklahoma City Thunder, Durant has been complaining about the discomfort in his right foot for a few weeks. This type of treatment requires surgery and physical therapy and if all goes well, Durant may be able to return in 6-8 weeks.

Durant scored an average of 32.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists. Oklahoma City are going to have to rely on Russell Westbrook, who will take Durant’s place. Westbrook averaged 21.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.9 assists last season.

The Washington Wizards lost one of their star players, Bradley Beal due to a fracture to the left wrist. Beal suffered this injury during a preseason game on Friday against the Charlotte Hornets.  Beal had surgery today and will be out 6-8 weeks.  Beal averaged 17.1 points and helped the wizards increase their game winning percentage.

If Durant and Beal heal correctly and have no complications they should be back on the court by the middle of December.

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