Kevin Durant announces he underwent surgery for torn Achilles
Kevin Durant has confirmed what everyone feared: he tore his Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals.
In a post on Instagram, Durant revealed that he underwent surgery on Wednesday after tearing his Achilles, saying that it was a successful operation and “my road back starts now.”
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What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY My road back starts now! I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way. Like I said Monday, I'm hurting deeply, but I'm OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat. Its just the way things go in this game and I'm proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I'm proud my brothers got the W. It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this. I’m a hooper I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering with dub nation while they do it.
Durant added that he was eager to play in Game 5 despite his rushed recovery from a calf injury “because that’s what I do.” Whether he has any real regrets about it remains to be seen, but the Warriors sure don’t.
There is no immediate timetable for Durant’s recovery, but given it’s an Achilles injury, the most realistic outcome is that he’ll likely miss the entirety of next season.