The Nets will be without superstar Kevin Durant for the foreseeable future.

An MRI on Durant’s left knee revealed a sprained medial collateral ligament (MCL), the team announced Sunday.

Durant suffered the injury midway through the second quarter of a game against the Pelicans when Bruce Brown fell to his left knee trying to defend a fast-break situation. The Nets announced shortly after that he would not return to the game.

Durant has been playing at an MVP level for Brooklyn this season, which had to offset the early loss and then part-time availability of point guard Kyrie Irving this season. Through 35 games, Durant is averaging 29.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists.

The Nets were in third place in the Eastern Conference before the game with the Pelicans, but are only 4-6 in their last ten games. Since being put together, Brooklyn has had its Big Three of Durant, Harden and Irving available together for only 16 games, but they are 13-3 in those games.

What’s next for Durant? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on how long he may be out.

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What is Kevin Durant’s injury?

Durant’s injury is an MCL sprain in his left knee.

In 2017, a collision with Zaza Pachulia caused Durant to suffer a Grade 2 MCL sprain in his left knee, sidelining him for 19 games.

How long will Kevin Durant be out?

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “there is optimism” that Durant’s rehab and recovery schedule is four to six weeks.

The length of time has a direct correlation to the severity of the sprain.

Over the next five weeks, the Nets are scheduled to play 20 games, with 13 on the road. Of those, Kyrie Irving will be available to play for all but one (the Knicks).

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February 8th against the celts 7:30 pm TNT
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