Kevin Durant is Back on Track

After an appropriate rest period, Kevin Durant is ready for his come-backJust four months ago, the OKC Thunder’s Kevin Durant was recovering from bone graft surgery; an attempt to fix a broken bone in his foot that just wouldn’t seem to heal, leaving him on the sidelines of the basketball court for much of the 2014-15 season. 

Now, he’s in Las Vegas, training with USA Basketball, ideally in preparation for a championship run at the 2016 Rio Olympic games. While the star is being cautious, only doing basic shooting and lay up drills, he’s FINALLY optimistic about his future in the sport.

"I haven't played since February, so of course, I'm human, I'd go through some rust,” he said. “"But I think after two trips down (the court) I'd be all right."

After a sports injury like Durant’s, success stories like his can be hard to come by (see: the on-going Joel Embiid drama in Philly.) But thankfully, it sounds like he gave himself the time necessary to heal (apparently he laid low during his rehab period, playing NBA video games and watching the playoffs) and now, his rest period is paying off.

To an elite or amateur athlete, staying out of the game for an extended period of time can feel like torture. But sometimes it’s the only way to ensure a full recovery (which is the only way you’ll get back to your pre-injury level of performance.)

If you are recovering from a broken bone or have recently had foot or ankle surgery, your athletic future could be compromised by a pre-mature return to the sport. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider to make sure your recovery is smooth and complete.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.