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Kendrick Perkins to miss up to 6 weeks with groin strain

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Kendrick Perkins is expected to miss most of the remainder of the season with a strained groin.


The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced that Kendrick Perkins is going to miss up to 6 weeks of the regular season after injuring his groin during the Thunder's loss to the Miami Heat. He injured his groin early in the 3rd quarter and did not return. Reports indicate that a medical procedure on his groin was successful.

Royce Young at CBS Sports reports that:

The Thunder started rookie Steven Adams in his place against the Clippers on Sunday and will likely stick with him as the starter until Perk returns. Adams has shown flashes of being a stellar big man, but he's raw and inexperienced.

The six week timetable puts Perk returning right at the end of the regular season. A little scary for a contender, but it's also a big opportunity for Adams.

The Thunder are 0-3 in games this season without Perkins.

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2013 - Kendrick Perkins 3.4 5.0 1.1