Kevin Durant won’t return to Game 5 due to a right lower leg injury that appeared to be serious. He has already left Scotiabank Arena.
The Warriors announced that Durant will have an MRI tomorrow. If he did indeed tear his Achilles, the MRI will only confirm the awful news.
Judging by the way Durant left the building tonight, things seem grim. The superstar forward could be seen walking out with his foot in a boot and on crutches.
Video is out, courtesy of Phil Barber of The Press Democrat.
Durant leaving Scotiabank Arena on crutches pic.twitter.com/eccyf5bB8f
— Phil Barber (@Skinny_Post) June 11, 2019
If the worst-case scenario is confirmed, and Durant’s Achilles is torn, your have to be concerned about his future in the NBA.
He’ll no doubt be able to return to the court at some point, but how effective will he be when he gets back? Has his career been dramatically altered simply because he came back to play tonight?
It sucks having to ask these questions about an all-time great player.