The official diagnosis for Kevin Durant’s injured Achilles should be coming soon, according to a new report.
Durant traveled to New York yesterday for an MRI to confirm how much damage he suffered when he went down in the second quarter of Game 5 on Monday night. After the game, Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers tearfully announced Durant had injured his Achilles.
According to The Mercury News‘ Mark Medina, the Warriors are expecting the MRI results to come in at some time this afternoon.
Warriors likely to have official results of Kevin Durant’s MRI on his right Achilles’ tendon later this afternoon
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 12, 2019
Most likely, Durant suffered a tear that will require surgery and a lengthy rehab process. Such a diagnosis could complicate his free agency, which is set to begin at the end of the month.
Earlier today, the New York Post reported that the Knicks are still considering offering Durant a max deal, despite his injury. Other franchises are expected to do the same as well.
Durant sat out nine playoff games before returning the other night. He scored 11 points in 12 minutes, shooting 3-of-3 from three-point range before going down early in the second quarter.
Golden State went on to win the game 106-105 without Durant, staving off elimination. Game 6 will be tomorrow night.