Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant’s rehab from an MCL sprain is going well, according to an update from the Warriors on Wednesday, and he could even return before the end of the regular season. But will Durant be 100 percent when he comes back?
Surely, Warriors fans have bad memories of Stephen Curry not being quite his usual self after suffering an MCL injury during the opening round of last year’s playoffs. Curry shot just 40.3 percent from the field in the NBA Finals and had more turnovers than assists as Golden State lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games.
To get an idea of whether the lingering effects of Curry’s MCL injury are typical, and what to expect from Durant, let’s take a look at how other players have performed after returning from similar injuries.