Kevin Durant will undergo surgery to repair a foot fracture and will be out the next six-to-eight weeks, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced.

“After practice yesterday, Kevin made us aware of discomfort in his right foot,” Thunder President Sam Presti said in a statement. “We proceeded to perform the necessary imaging studies to determine the cause of his discomfort. At this stage, Kevin has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture. Traditional treatment of this injury requires a surgical procedure and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in 6-8 weeks. We are in the process of collaboratively evaluating the most appropriate steps with Kevin, his representatives and Thunder medical personnel. Until a course of action is determined, we are unable to provide a timeline specific to Kevin’s case.”

A Jones fracture is a break in the fifth metatarsal, the long bone that connects to the little toe on the side of the foot. “Jones fractures occur in a small area of the fifth metatarsal that receives less blood and is therefore more prone to difficulties in healing,” according to foothealthfacts.org. A Jones fracture can be either a stress fracture (a tiny hairline break that occurs over time) or an acute (sudden) break. Jones fractures are caused by overuse, repetitive stress, or trauma. They are less common and more difficult to treat than avulsion fractures.”

Durant, who has missed only 16 games in his seven-year career, missed one game last season and chose to stop playing on Team USA in the World Cup in order to rest.

In his absence, the Thunder will look to small forwards Perry Jones and Lance Thomas.