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OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant, the NBAs leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot. Nike NCAA Jerseys 2020 .The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, the team said. Tests showed he has a Jones fracture, a broken bone at the base of his small toe. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Sunday that surgery is likely, and that similar injuries have forced players to miss six to eight weeks.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.Were really fortunate to be catching it when were catching it, Presti said. Very fortunate that Kevin notified us yesterday, and were catching it kind of on the front end, before this became a little bit more of an acute issue.The Thunder have a couple of high-profile matchups in December, playing LeBron James and the Cavaliers on Dec. 11 and going to San Antonio for a Western Conference finals rematch on Christmas.Durant won the scoring title last season, collected his first MVP award and led the Thunder to the Western Conference finals. He skipped playing for the U.S. national team in this summers World Cup so he could get additional rest. He played in two preseason games before complaining of pain.On Media Day, Durant was asked about witnessing Indiana Pacers forward Paul Georges grotesque broken leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage and offered perspective on injuries.You could get hurt walking outside, Durant said. I know you hear that a lot, but you can get hurt anywhere. Just knowing that keeps you kind of levelheaded, and at peace with what happens on that court. If you worry about it too much, you start to get scared a little bit. So I just try not to worry about it.The Thunder were forced to play for nearly two months last season without their other All-Star, Russell Westbrook, because of a knee injury, but remained among the Wests best because of Durant.He averaged 32 points, 7.4 points and 5.5 assists and was an overwhelming winner of MVP honours, ending LeBron James bid for a third straight. Durant had a run of 41 consecutive games with at least 25 points, the third-longest streak in NBA history.He has won four of the last five scoring titles, and was at his best during Westbrooks absence from late December through the All-Star break, averaging 35 points and 6.3 assists as the Thunder went 20-7.For the first time, Durant will have an extended absence. He has never missed more than eight games in a season, and he has missed 16 regular season games in his seven NBA seasons. Now, it will be up to Westbrook to raise his game while Durant is sidelined, or the Thunder risk falling behind quickly in the powerful West.You dont replace Kevin Durant, Presti said. Its not going to be one person, its going to be a collective mindset. We know were a better basketball team with Kevin Durant on the floor, but we can have some influence over how good we are in the meantime. Were certainly not going to be looking at the calendar waiting for him to get back. I dont think hed want us to do that.___AP Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney in New York contributed to this report.___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntJermaine Marrow Jersey . Lynn was tied for 16th entering the fourth round, six shots behind leader Paul Waring. He started with two birdies and added three more on his last five holes at the Oceanico Victoria course for an 18-under total of 266. Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys . He made that dream a reality Wednesday night. Olt, who grew up in Branford, Connecticut, attended UConn and made a nearly 2 1-2 hour trek to Boston a handful of times to watch the Red Sox, belted a two-run homer, one of four hit by Cubs in a 16-9 rout that completed a three-game interleague series sweep.RENTON, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks have added wide receiver Percy Harvin to the 53-man roster. Mondays move was expected as Seattle had to add Harvin to the active roster or he would have to remain on the physically unable to perform list for the remainder of the season. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Harvin is expected to practice this week, meaning his Seahawks ddebut could come Sunday against Minnesota. Soccer Jerseys 2020. If hes not ready, Harvin could be inactive on game day and his debut could come after the Seahawks bye week when Seattle hosts New Orleans on Dec. 2. The Seahawks announced Harvin had returned to practice on Oct. 21. Seattle released defensive tackle Michael Brooks to clear a roster spot for Harvin. ' ' '
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