Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant has turned his eyes from the Thunder's heated playoff race to the health of his right foot.
Durant hasn't been 100 percent this season, but said he hopes that, after what Oklahoma City called "successful" bone graft surgery, he can put his poor health of the 2014-15 season behind him. Dr. Martin O'Malley performed the procedure last Tuesday in New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery, reports The Washington Post.
Bone grafts repair diseased bones by transplanting bone tissue and can repair bone loss caused by other fractures. This surgery provides a framework for growth in the bones. Durant's surgery was meant to repair the fifth metatarsal in his right foot — the same spot that required surgery last October.
The defending NBA MVP has played in just 27 games this season. He's averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 boards and 4.1 assists per game. Durant struggled to return to his peak performance after a Jones fracture delayed his start to the season. Durant will be unable to participate in basketball activities for four to six months, reports USA Today.