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Golden State Warriors Lose Kevin Durant to Rib Injury

The superstar forward is expected to miss a minimum of two weeks.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Minnesota Timberwolves Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

A rib injury will sideline Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors for at least the next two weeks, according to multiple news reports. The Warriors are already missing former MVP Steph Curry and backcourt mate Klay Thompson. They carry a 52-16 record, good for second place in the Western Conference playoffs race.

The news unfolded on Twitter over the last two hours.

Video soon followed:

Durant and Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr discuss the injury:

The Warriors are 2 games behind the conference-leading Houston Rockets in the 2018 NBA Playoffs race. They remain a comfortable 10 games ahead of the third-place Portland Trail Blazers with 14 games remaining in the regular season for both teams.