Warriors reportedly believe Kevin Durant has torn Achilles’ tendon
The Golden State Warriors believe that Kevin Durant has a torn Achilles’ tendon, according to a report.
Durant left Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night in the second quarter after suffering a non-contact injury. He had to be helped off the floor and left Scotiabank Arena on crutches and in a walking boot.
Durant will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, which the Warriors expect to confirm a tear, according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
The Warriors believe Kevin Durant’s MRI on Tuesday will confirm a torn right Achilles’ tendon, league sources tell me and @wojespn
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 11, 2019
Warriors president Bob Myers confirmed after the game that the injury was to Durant’s Achilles and different from the calf strain he suffered against the Rockets in the conference semifinals.
The widespread belief was that Durant had torn his Achilles. Raptors coach Nick Nurse said in his postgame press conference that word spread within their team that Durant had torn something. Video also seemed to show the Achilles popping.
Pay attention to how #KevinDurant right calf contracts violently. Beleive it or not, the strength of the gasteocnemius muscle contracting so quickly/forcefully is what tears the Achilles tendon. pic.twitter.com/odCSgdNiGF
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) June 11, 2019
A torn Achilles’ tendon would keep Durant out for most of next season. Regardless of what the MRI shows, Durant is out for the rest of the Finals.