NBA: Kevin Durant set to miss first month of regular season

Kevin Durant is set to miss the first month of the NBA season after fracturing his foot.

The Oklahoma City Thunder star complained of discomfort in his foot after practice on Saturday and a scan confirmed the injury.

Durant is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, and with the Thunder’s regular season opener coming up on October 29, he could miss between 12 and 20 meaningful games.

The 26-year-old was named NBA Most Valuable Player last season, played for the All-Star team for the fifth time and was the league’s highest points scorer for the fourth time.

“After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” Thunder general manager Sam Presti said in a statement.

“We proceeded to perform the necessary imagining studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture.

“Traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in 6-8 weeks.”