Brooks: Durant to return in a week or two

Durant was sidelined after undergoing a minor surgical procedure on his right foot on February 22. 

Durant had a new screw inserted into his foot since the old one, which was put in place when he underwent surgery in October to repair a Jones fracture, was rubbing against a bone and causing him a lot of discomfort and pain. 

With Durant's road to recovery almost complete, he has started to intensify his workouts in the past week. In fact, he has even begun doing full-court shooting drills, which involve a lot of running, jumping and cutting to the basket. 

"He's progressing," Brooks told ESPN. "We evaluated him today and expect him to return within a week, a week or two weeks."

In the nine games they have played without Durant, the Thunder have gone 6-3 thanks to five triple-doubles from point guard Russell Westbrook. 

Durant has revealed that he was raring to make comeback after having missed 36 games this season with numerous injuries, including a sprained right ankle and big left toe. 

Surprisingly, Durant has missed more games this season than he has throughout his past seven NBA seasons, during which he only missed 16 games. 

"I'm more just focused on trying to get this pain out of it and coming back when I'm ready, when I'm 100 percent ready," Durant said last week. "Not trying to force it or not trying to play with pain, just trying to conquer this little stage I'm in right now, which is getting it to stay right, working as hard as I can in the weight room and on the court. It's tough, but I've just got to be ready to go."

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