KD making 'good progress,' but not ready to advance to on-court work; will be re-evaluated in another week

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By 95.7 THE GAME

Seconds into Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors sent out the first official injury update on Kevin Durant (strained right calf), who's out for at least another week, and also provided a status report on DeMarcus Cousins (torn left quad).

Durant has shown good progress, but isn't ready to advance to on-court work. Like Cousins, he'll be re-evaluated in another week. That's a day before Game 6.

Kevin Durant & DeMarcus Cousins injury update: pic.twitter.com/nEDLHT5vue

— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 17, 2019

After the Warriors edged past the Blazers, 114-111, in Game 2, head coach Steve Kerr addressed the news that Durant remains sidelined indefinitely.

Steve Kerr Kevin Durant’s injury update & if there’s a mental adjustment to be made knowing he will be out longer than expected:“It’s a little more serious than we thought at the very beginning.” #Warriors pic.twitter.com/i4Uu0kxyR6

— 95.7 The Game (@957thegame) May 17, 2019

Ahead of the update, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN had reported that Durant is “not close” to playing for Golden State. Just before tip-off, Bob Myers, basketball boss of the Warriors, effectivley ruled Durant out for Games 3 and 4, saying the superstar won't travel to Portland.

Ric Bucher, of Bleacher Report and FS1, offered the following potential timeline:

--️@RicBucher Reports Kevin Durant Will Likely Miss the Next 3-6 Weeks. https://t.co/HmCrKCc09Z

— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) May 16, 2019

Durant injured his calf in the the third quarter of last Wednesday’s Game 5 semifinal win over the Rockets.