Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant will miss at least a week after undergoing another procedure on his right foot, the team said Sunday.
The latest procedure was done to alleviate soreness from a screw that was inserted when Durant had surgery in October to repair a fracture in the foot.
The team said Durant was experiencing increased discomfort because of the screw, so it was replaced with "a different piece of hardware" to relieve the symptoms.
The reigning NBA MVP missed Saturday's game against Charlotte because of the soreness. He will be re-evaluated in a week to determine when he will return, the Thunder said.
"The fracture itself is healing excellently by all accounts and we continue to feel good about the prognosis moving forward, but in the short term as he continued to have this discomfort, we wanted to determine the best way to alleviate it while still promoting the continued healing of the initial injury," Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement.
Durant has missed 28 of the Thunder's 55 games this season. He is averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists.