Kevin Durant will reportedly learn his official injury diagnosis later this afternoon, as the Golden State Warriors are expecting to get his testing results back,.
The All-NBA forward suffered an Achilles injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday evening. The team reportedly believes it’s an Achilles tear.
Durant, who had missed a month of action with a calf injury, was clearly not at 100 percent for Game 5. There are now questions about him playing, with some believing the Warriors were in the wrong to let him back on the floor.
The Warriors star’s mother, Wanda, appeared on Good Morning America this morning to discuss her son’s status.
Wanda revealed that she did not think her son was at-risk of re-injuring himself by playing. She said Durant was extremely confident before the game, telling her he felt good enough to play.
“I was excited for him because I know how much he loves the game and I know he’s been injured before, so I knew he wouldn’t jeopardize himself. So when he told me he was ready to play, I said ‘OK.'”
Unfortunately, Durant ended up suffering what could be a career-altering injury by playing in Game 5.
An Achilles tear could result in at least a year off for the former NBA MVP and two-time Finals MVP.
The Warriors and the Raptors are set to play Game 6 on Thursday.
Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. E.T. on ABC.