For the first time, the Oklahoma City Thunder will be forced to play without Kevin Durant for more than a handful of games.
The team announced Sunday that the league's reigning MVP would be out for an undetermined length of time with a fracture in his right foot, at the base of the small toe. Typically, the injury requires surgery and six to eight weeks of healing.
Durant has missed just 16 regular season games in his seven-year career and has never missed more than eight games in a season.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks said Monday although Durant is best known for his scoring, he is tougher than given credit for. He's led the league in minutes since joining in 2007.