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NBA MVP Kevin Durant has surgery on broken foot, out at least 6 weeks

  • Injured Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, cheers on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball pre-season game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Oklahoma City won 117-107. Forward Andre Roberson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Injured Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, cheers on the sidelines in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball pre-season game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Oklahoma City won 117-107. Forward Andre Roberson is at right. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, and forward Nick Collison, right, watch from the bench in the second quarter of an NBA basketball pre-season game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Durant is out with a fractured foot. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, and forward Nick Collison, right, watch from the bench in the second quarter of an NBA basketball pre-season game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Durant is out with a fractured foot. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks.

General manager Sam Presti said the procedure was performed at a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the team, Durant and his representatives "jointly decided" surgery was needed. Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

The reigning NBA MVP was diagnosed over the weekend with a "Jones fracture," a broken bone at the base of his small toe.

The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A six-week absence could have Durant back for the start of December, with about 65 games remaining.