Brooklyn Nets

Is Kevin Durant playing tonight? Nets star dealing with shoulder injury

The Nets were without Kevin Durant when they took on the Magic on Friday due to a shoulder injury.

It marked the first game Durant has missed this season. He appeared in Brooklyn's first 16 games, posting averages of 28.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists on 56.7 percent shooting from the field.

What's next for Durant? Here's everything we know about his injury.

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What is Kevin Durant's injury?

Durant is dealing with a right shoulder sprain.

When asked about it a week ago, Durant told the media that it's an injury he's been playing through and getting treatment on.

"It's solid," he said. "A little sore here and there, but I played, didn't get in the way too much. Keep getting treatment and take it a day at a time."

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How long will Kevin Durant be out?

After missing one game, Durant is available to play against the Cavaliers, per Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

Nets upcoming schedule 2021-22

The Nets had two days off after their matchup with the Magic.

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Mon, Nov. 22 at Cleveland 7:00 PM
Wed, Nov. 24 at Boston 7:30 PM
Sat, Nov. 27 vs. Phoenix 7:30 PM
Tue, Nov. 30 vs. New York 7:30 PM
Fri, Dec. 3 vs. Minnesota 7:30 PM
Sat, Dec. 4 vs. Chicago 7:30 PM
Tue, Dec. 7 at Dallas 7:30 PM

Brooklyn currently ranks 14th in offensive efficiency (107.8) and ninth in defensive efficiency (104.5) on the season.

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