Kevin Durant diagnosed with right calf strain after leaving Game 5
The Golden State Warriors wasted no time providing an injury update on Kevin Durant Wednesday night.
Durant limped off the court in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals between his Warriors and Houston Rockets after suffering a non-contact leg injury late in the third quarter.
There was instant speculation from the TNT broadcasting crew that Durant might have torn his Achilles’ tendon, but the update from the Warriors indicated a much less severe injury.
The Warriors announced that Durant had suffered a right calf strain and would be out for the game.
Spurs forward Rudy Gay, who has suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon during his career, said on Twitter that he’s heard calf strains can feel similar to Achilles tears, which would explain why Durant’s reaction looked so similar to that of someone who tears an Achilles.
It does feel like you got kicked but a strained calf feels the same I hear https://t.co/WTf5TRyYm0
— Rudy Gay (@RudyGay) May 9, 2019
Durant had scored 22 points in 32 minutes prior to his injury. He’s averaged 35.4 points in 39.7 minutes per game this postseason.