Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It has been less than eight months since Kevin Durant underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles, but it appears he is making excellent progress with his rehab.

There have been some videos posted on social media recently that show Durant running and putting shots up, and the latest should be extremely encouraging for Brooklyn Nets fans. Durant was running around the court, making light cuts and putting up shots with ease.

Most athletes take a full year to completely recover from an Achilles tear, and the Nets intend to give Durant more than that. They have already said he will not play at all this season, though you have to wonder if he will be healthy enough to suit up before the year ends.

Despite their 23-28 record, the Nets entered Sunday as the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference. Kyrie Irving has battled some injuries of his own this year, and we know he is not thrilled with Brooklyn’s roster. If doctors declare Durant 100 percent healthy and the Nets remain in the playoff hunt, you have to wonder if the team will be tempted at all to bring him back.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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