Kevin Durant cleared to play after foot injury

Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced that Kevin Durant has been fully cleared for all basketball activities in training camp.

Durant, who underwent three surgeries on his right foot to repair a Jones fracture last season, was partially cleared in August and participated in noncontact drills at a USA Basketball minicamp. But with the Thunder opening training camp next week, he’s said to be entirely recovered from the foot injury that held him to 27 games last season as the Thunder missed the playoffs.

“He’s been playing without restriction, 5-on-5 and competing as normal,” Presti said at his preseason news conference. “With that said, as any of our players coming off injury, we’re going to be watching and managing practice, recovery time; we’re going to be watching. But as far as limitations, he doesn’t have any.”

“He feels great. Looks great. It’s great to have him back on the floor. Happy for him because he’s been so committed and so disciplined to that process of getting back on the floor.” Presti said.