Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has allayed fears over the seriousness of an ankle injury All-Star forward Kevin Durant suffered during Sunday night's loss to the Phoenix Suns.
Durant was forced to leave the court midway through the fourth quarter after landing on Suns center Deandre Ayton's foot, and did not return to the game.
With just over a month to go until the playoffs begin as the Warriors chase a third successive championship, the incident led to some apprehension from the Oracle Arena crowd.
"I think he's going to be all right," said Kerr, who later added that he doesn't expect Durant to need an MRI scan.
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"He had an ankle contusion, but I don't think it's bad.
"I talked to him briefly, he didn't seem to think it was too bad."
Durant finished with 25 points on 9 of 17 shooting. The two-time NBA Finals MVP is averaging 27.4 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists this season.
The Warriors went on to suffer a surprise defeat to the lowly Suns, as Devin Booker starred with 37 points in a 115-111 victory.
Despite the loss, the Warriors remain top of the Western Conference with a 45-21 win-loss record.