On Wednesday afternoon, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant confirmed every fans worst nightmare: he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Durant took to Instagram with a message for his fans and to reveal he’s already undergone surgery to repair the injury. His road to recovery is long and kicks off as his team looks to stay alive in the NBA finals against the Toronto Raptors.
Despite the injury he suffered in his brief return to the Finals, Durant said he wanted to be out on the floor with his teammates.
If he had to do it all again, Durant would be right back on the court with his teammates.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr had the same sentiment.
“Would we go back and do it over again? Damn right,” he said during his press availability on Wednesday.
Steve Kerr today on KD, given the advice they had from mutliple doctors: "Would we go back and do it over again? Damn right." https://t.co/nmdOv14Sgz
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 12, 2019
It’s a brutally honest take from the head coach given the injury Durant suffered in the game.
Golden State battled back in Game 5 of the Finals in Toronto to keep the series alive. Now, the series shifts back to Oakland for the final game in the long history of Oracle Arena.
Can the Warriors force a Game 7 and become the second team in NBA history to come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals?