Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant returned from his calf injury on Monday night, but made it less than two quarters before getting hurt again. Unfortunately, his new injury is going to take much longer to recover from.
In the second quarter, Durant, while crossing the ball over on a defender, lost his footing and pulled up, seemingly in pain. While most believed that he’d reaggravated his calf injury, it turns out he actually suffered an Achilles injury.
In fact, the Warriors now believe that Durant tore his Achilles tendon. They’re expecting an MRI on Tuesday to “confirm” the news. If so, it’s a devastating way for Durant’s season to end.
Durant, before exiting the game, had 11 points and two rebounds. He’d provided an incredible spark for a team that came into the game trailing the series 3-1.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2019
A torn Achilles is one of the toughest injuries to recover from in sports. After surgery, it typically takes 6-12 months before the player is back on the court.
While the focus is on his health right now, the injury will also likely affect what he decides to do in free agency. Durant can choose where he wants to play after this season.
We’ll keep you updated on Durant’s status.