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What Warriors Doctors Reportedly Told Kevin Durant Before Game 5

Kevin Durant shooting the ball during warmups.

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 25: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to the start of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers at ORACLE Arena on December 25, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Golden State Warriors doctors reportedly believed that Kevin Durant could not injure himself any worse by playing in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.

Durant, who had missed about a month with a calf injury, returned to Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He suffered what could be a torn Achilles injury in the second quarter.

Prior to the game, ESPN reported that the Warriors' medical staff believed Durant was not at serious risk of re-injuring himself. Now, his initial injury was a calf one, and this one is believed to be an Achilles one. So, it's not the same injury, but the calf and the Achilles are obviously connected in some way.

ESPN's Rachel Nichols reported late on Monday night that Warriors head coach Steve Kerr kept saying "the doctors told us he couldn't get more hurt."

Nichols said she was walking out of the arena with Kerr.

"He just kept saying that over and over again," Nichols said. "That's the pain you see on his face, Bob Myers' face. They felt responsible for this situation."

If Durant did suffer a torn Achilles injury, he'll be out for at least a full year, in all likelihood. This could dramatically change this summer's free agency and the NBA's landscape moving forward.