Kevin Durant injury: Thunder star hurts right wrist, stays in game vs. Rockets

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Thunder fans got a scare on Monday night when their superstar went down, but he appears to be well enough to continue to try to close out the Rockets in four games.

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar foward Kevin Durant appeared to injure his right shooting wrist in the third quarter of Monday night's Game 4 against the Houston Rockets on Monday night, but immediately returned to action after a brief scare.

Durant dove for a ball near the scorer's table and landed awkwardly on his wrist, immediately grabbing it while in obvious discomfort. He went to the sidelines during a stoppage of play, but was able to return to the floor after getting some attention from team trainers.

He is in the middle of a strong performance and will be instrumental in any attempt for the Thunder to eliminate the Rockets via a sweep. To this point, he has 26 points on 8-of-11 shooting, adding five rebounds and three assists. His five turnovers have contributed to Houston's attempt at a comeback.

Any long-term injury to Durant would be a devastating blow to the already-shorthanded Thunder, who are missing the explosive point guard Russell Westbrook following a knee injury that could potentially end his season.

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