Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant dropped 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting in Game 1 against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. It was just Durant’s fourth game back since missing a month-plus of regular season action with a knee injury.
And while Durant looked in MVP form against Portland, he was seen on the bench being attended to by trainers. The issue was initially reported to be cramping in his calf. Now, with Golden State set to host Portland for Game 2 on Wednesday, it looks like the injury is more serious than first reported.
Steve Kerr expects Kevin Durant back this series: "He didn't practice. There's concern. We'll see how he feels tomorrow."
— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) April 18, 2017
As you can see, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr did not guarantee that Durant would be able to go on Wednesday. In fact, it has to be concerning that he missed practice.
Durant’s official status for Game 2 is questionable. Though, we will likely get a better understanding of his status as the Warriors themselves take part in shooting sessions Wednesday morning.
It definitely wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Warriors hold him out.