Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brookes has revealed that he decided to stop Kevin Durant taking a full part in training yesterday, preferring to remain cautious with his star player following a wrist injury suffered in Saturday's 101-85 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Durant hit the floor with a thud and sustained damage to his non-shooting wrist against Milwaukee but finished the match, continuing his fantastic start to the season with a game-high 33 points by hitting seven of his next eight shots following the fall.
The Thunder already have key man Russell Westbrook sidelined out with a knee injury and are keeping Durant's activity to a minimum at this stage, with Brookes revealing that his go-to-guy spent Monday's session on light shooting duty after complaining of pain in his non-shooting wrist.
Brookes told the NBA's official website: "He didn't go through practice today, just did some light shooting."
Nick Collison admitted soon after the match that Durant's heavy hit caused some initial panic, but fully expects his team-mate to be back firing on all cylinders soon enough.
He said: "It was a scary fall. sometimes you land badly, sometimes you land okay and luckily for us he was okay."
Thunder chiefs have refused to be drawn on whether Durant will continue his ever-present run in the Oklahoma starting five this season tomorrow night, when the current Western Conference third sees go up against the Memphis Grizzlies.