Kevin Durant suffered an Achilles injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. He will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers spoke to reporters about it all. “It’s an Achilles injury. I don’t know the extent of it. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow. Prior to coming back, he went through 4 weeks with a medical team. It was thorough,” a tearful Myers said. “He was cleared to play tonight. That was a collaborative decision. I don’t believe there’s anybody to blame, but I understand in this world and if you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department.”
“I’m hurting deep in the soul right now. I can’t lie but seeing my brothers get this win was like taking a shot of tequila,” Durant wrote.
“I’m hurting deep in the soul right now. I can’t lie…”
KD speaks out after his injury. pic.twitter.com/fF3UJ0OL0q
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 11, 2019
Durant, who scored 11 points during the game and was returning from a strained right calf, sustained the most recent injury in the second quarter. It was Durant’s first time back in about a month. Many people took to social media to call out Toronto fans who taunted Durant after he fell over.
The Warriors ended up winning the game 106-105. Game 6 will take place on Thursday, June 13 at Oakland’s Oracle Arena.
Kevin Durant has an Achilles injury.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 11, 2019
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 11, 2019
Even with all the things @KDTrey5 has done. This is the most fan(ed) out I’ve been. He knew he wasn’t right but he wanted to be there for his brothers. That’s sports! That’s love!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) June 11, 2019