Kevin Durant Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Kevin Durant achilles tendon rupture
The star basketball player for the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon in the second quarter of game 5 of the NBA playoffs against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto on the 10th June 2019.

There was some controversy surrounding this as he had a calf strain during the Gold State Warriors game against the Houston Rockets in their Western Conference semifinals and he had not played since then. He returned to play when the were down 3-1 in the finals series against the Raptors. Media commentary from pundits and social media speculation was that the Golden State Warrior’s staff risked bringing him back too early. If this was the case the decision has potentially cost him a speculated greater than $100 million as he is about to be a free agent. The team management denied that this was a problem as all involved had cleared him to play.

He posted on Instagram that he successfully underwent surgery for the rupture at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.


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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.

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The Golden State Warriors went on to win 106 to 105 with the Raptors leading the series 3-2. The Raptors went on to win game six and the series 4-2.

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