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Kevin Durant ankle injury not so bad, says Steve Kerr

Monday 11 March 2019 06:38, UK

TORONTO, CANADA - NOVEMBER 29: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on during the game against the Toronto Raptors on November 29, 2018 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Getty Images)
Image: Kevin Durant was injured late in the Golden State Warriors' loss to the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night

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.

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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."

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 2, 2019 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1:54
Durant has been in fine form for the Warriors once more this season

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.

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