Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Durant was ruled out of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Bulls because of an apparent knee injury.
Durant is the fourth player in the league this season to be ruled out because of a knee injury and the fifth player since the start of the regular season to suffer an injury during the first week of the season.
Durant is listed as questionable with a sprained right ankle.
He did not appear in the second half and will not play Friday night against the Boston Celtics.
Durant was hurt in a game at the Staples Center on Tuesday, a game that was postponed due to rain.
Durant left the game in the third quarter, after he took a knee during a timeout.
Durant, who averaged 27.3 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds for the Thunder in his first season with the team, was not in uniform during the timeout.
The Thunder did not say whether Durant will play Friday or Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers, whose coach, Terry Stotts, is among those who are worried about Durant’s availability.
Stotts said after the game that Durant is expected to be back on the court Friday, but that it’s too soon to say whether he would play Saturday.
Durant suffered the injury on a drive with 4:24 left in the first half.
He was assisted by his teammates on the drive.
Durant appeared to get up and walk off the court after the play, but he walked off the floor on his own after a brief period of rest.
Durant has not played since suffering a knee contusion against the Miami Heat on March 17, and he hasn’t played since the Lakers beat the Thunder on March 25.