Durant announces on IG that he ruptured his Achilles, underwent surgery

Back-to-back Finals MVP exited in 2nd quarter of Game 5

Karl Buscheck
June 12, 2019 - 1:11 pm

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Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles, and underwent surgery, as he announced via his Instagram account on Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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Just before Durant's post, Kerr said there was no news on the injury front:

About three hours after Durant posted the news on Instagram, the Warriors sent out an official injury update, confirming the player's breakdown of the situation:

"Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, who exited Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday with 9:46 remaining in the second quarter due to a right Achilles injury, underwent an MRI yesterday in New York. The MRI confirmed that Durant has suffered a ruptured Achilles. As a result of the injury, he underwent surgery today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley. The surgery was successful and Durant is recovering well."

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