Kevin Durant’s much-anticipated return to the court ended after 11 minutes on Monday night. Durant left Game 5 after re-injuring his troublesome right leg.
As the injury unfolded live, it didn’t look good at all. Durant came up lame and went down grabbing his calf/Achilles area.
An up-close view of the play is even worse. In the video below, you can see something pop in Durant’s lower leg as he attempts to plant.
We can’t say just by watching whether Durant hurt his Achilles or not, but whatever he did, it looked bad.
— ACL Recovery Club (@ACLrecoveryCLUB) June 11, 2019
Not surprisingly, the Warriors officially declared Durant out with a right lower leg injury. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow.
We will have to wait until then before we get some more info on Durant’s leg. Clearly everyone is hoping for the best.
A serious injury before Durant enters free agency would be devastating.