Kevin Durant Fractured J.R. Smith's Cheekbone With His Knee on Sunday

Kevin Durant Fractured J.R. Smith's Cheekbone With His Knee on SundayImage via USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant broke the hearts of millions of Knicks fans the other night by dropping 41 points in a 112-100 Thunder win over New York. And in doing so, he also accidentally broke a part of J.R. Smith's face.

Obviously, KD didn't do it on purpose. But during the fourth quarter of the Knicks/Thunder game on Sunday, Durant accidentally kneed Smith in the face. And Smith suffered a fractured cheekbone on the play. Fortunately, he won't have to miss any time for the Knicks. But Smith will need to wear a protective mask over his face for a few weeks to let his cheekbone heal.

Look for the mask to make its debut during the Knicks game against the Kings on Wednesday night.

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[via Sports Illustrated]

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