The Golden State Warriors have provided an update on the condition of Kevin Durant, who suffered a knee injury against the Wizards in February.
Durant has missed the last 14 games since suffering the injury on Feb. 28, and though he’s not quite ready to return to the lineup just yet, the team provided an update Wednesday on how he’s progressing in an official release:
Kevin has made very good progress since suffering the injury four weeks ago in Washington. He has not experienced any setbacks to date and has progressed as well as could be expected. At this point, he is being incorporated into noncontact basketball drills – shooting, running and jumping – and the plan is to intensify his level of movement over the next several days, which will include more explosive cutting and lateral maneuvers.
His eventual return to contact drills and practice will be predicated upon his progress to the increased intensity of his workouts, and a return to game action prior to the end of the regular season remains a possibility. He will be re-evaluated again in the next 7-10 days.
Golden State went through a 2-4 stretch without Durant initially but has since rattled off eight straight wins.
Durant is the Warriors’ leader in points, rebounds and minutes per game in his first season with the team. The playoffs begin on April 15, and it seems like KD may be ready to return just in time.