It appears that Kevin Durant is on the road to recovery after being ruled out for the remainder of the season last week with a fracture in his right foot. 

The Thunder star underwent successful bone graft surgery on Tuesday, the third procedure on the same foot in the last year. Durant is expected to resume basketball activities in four to six months, according to general manager Sam Presti.

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The Thunder released a statement updating Durant's condition on Tuesday.

"The procedure was p

erformed by Dr. Martin O’Malley with Thunder medical personnel present at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City," the team statement said. "Durant will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season and is expected to return to full basketball activities in the next four to six months."

The 2014 NBA MVP and six-time All-Star had a screw inserted last October to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot. He later underwent another surgery on Feb. 22 in an attempt to alleviate soreness and discomfort caused by the screw.

Following the procedure, Durant was re-evaluated over the next two weeks. He hasn't played since Feb. 19, missing 36 games after he had sat out just 16 games in the first seven seasons of his playing career. He is averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in just 27 games this season.

Durant posted a note for his fans and fellow NBA players on his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon. 


Not what I envisioned coming into this season. But I'm here and ready to conquer this journey. I've heard it all over the last few weeks, but I'm not here to prove anything to anybody, im battling myself. When quit and negativity are staring me in my face, i will stay strong and disciplined. And I won't do it on my own, my closest and friends and family are here to help and that's something I will be forever grateful for. I appreciate all the well wishes from all of you guys, I appreciate it. This is just a small obstacle when I look at the big picture. THANKS TO ALL MY NBA BROTHERS THAT REACHED OUT, means a lot to me. Road to recovery. GO THUNDER, I can't wait to play with my teammates again. LETS DO THIS

A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Mar 31, 2015 at 12:13pm PDT