OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant will be out at least another week for the Oklahoma City Thunder, but Russell Westbrook could return Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks made the announcements Tuesday at practice.
Durant had surgery on Feb. 21 to replace a screw from an operation for a broken bone in his right foot in October. Brooks says Durant is “trending well,” and will be re-evaluated soon.
Westbrook, the All-Star MVP, was hurt in the final seconds of the Thunder’s 115-112 loss Friday night in Portland when the knee of teammate Andre Roberson hit Westbrook’s face. Westbrook had surgery on Sunday.
Brooks says Westbrook wore a mask during Tuesday’s practice, and he’ll wear one when he returns.
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