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NBA MVP Kevin Durant has surgery on broken foot, out at least 6 weeks

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder say star forward Kevin Durant had successful surgery Thursday to address a bone fracture in his right foot and will be out at least six weeks.

PHOTO: FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant sits before an exhibition NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Durant, the NBA's leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014,  the team said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant sits before an exhibition NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. Durant, the NBA's leading scorer of this decade and the reigning MVP, will likely miss the first six to eight weeks of the season after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The Oklahoma City star forward complained of an ache in his foot after practice Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, the team said. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

General manager Sam Presti said the procedure was performed at a clinic in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the team, Durant and his representatives "jointly decided" surgery was needed. Durant will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

The reigning NBA MVP was diagnosed over the weekend with a "Jones fracture," a broken bone at the base of his small toe.

The Thunder open the season Oct. 29 at Portland. A six-week absence could have Durant back for the start of December, with about 65 games remaining.

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