Thunder F Kevin Durant cleared to play after foot injury
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Kevin Durant has been cleared to play without restriction after recovering from a foot injury.
General manager Sam Presti made the announcement on Wednesday.
Durant, the league MVP and scoring champion in 2013-14, played just 27 games last season because of a broken bone in his right foot. He had surgery in October and returned to play in December with some pain. A screw rubbing against another bone was removed this February.
After more pain, Durant consulted with three foot and ankle specialists and had a bone graft in March.
Durant averaged 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists last season. Without his full-time services, the Thunder struggled and missed the playoffs despite Russell Westbrook's excellent play.