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Kevin Durant Confirms Torn Achilles, Posts Update On Instagram After Surgery

Kevin Durant addressing the media.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Kevin Durant #35 of Team LeBron is interviewed for the upcoming 2018 NBA All-Star game during Media Day at the Verizon Up Arena at LACC on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

In a lengthy Instagram post this afternoon, Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant confirmed he ruptured his Achilles tendon and had surgery earlier today to repair it.

Durant shared a picture of himself in the hospital after the procedure, which was successful. He also thanked fans, friends and supporters for their well-wishes.

Most notably, Durant addressed the brewing debate over who is to blame for his injury. He wrote that he "wanted to be out there that night because that's what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for a three-peat."

Duran'ts full message is below.

What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY

My road back starts now! I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way.

Like I said Monday, I'm hurting deeply, but I'm OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat.

Its just the way things go in this game and I'm proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I'm proud my brothers got the W.
It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this. I’m a hooper
I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering with dub nation while they do it.

It will be a long road back for KD, who could miss the entire 2019-20 season. He is set to be a free agent this summer.

More than likely, a team will still offer Durant a max contract, so his payday won't be affected. However, we'll see how his career plays out from this point on.