The Golden State Warriors were trying to win their third consecutive NBA title when one of their key players suffered a serious injury. Kevin Durant suffered a right Achilles tendon injury.
The emotional looks on the players’ and coaches’ faces made it clear that Durant’s injury was very serious even before he had an MRI. It was an injury that happened as soon as Durant came back to the court after recovering from a right calf injury. It was devastating knowing that it was the kind of injury that could change his career. Warriors general manager Bob Myers was devastated when he stated:
“It’s an Achilles injury. I don’t know the extent of it. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow. Prior to coming back he went through four weeks with a medical team, and it was thorough, and it was experts and multiple MRIs and multiple doctors, and we felt good about the process.”
Durant himself went on social media to share:
“I’m hurting deep in the soul right now I can’t lie. But seeing my brothers get this win was like taking a shot of tequila, I got new life lol.”
The superstar has already undergone surgery and is recovering. This kind of injuries usually keeps players sidelined for a year at the best, but Cris Carter recently said that Durant should be back sooner than expected:
“The people I’m talking to say that in six and a half months Kevin Durant will be ready to play at full capacity. The people I trust who work with the best athletes in the world, that’s what they’ve told me: KD will be ready.”
Twitter-famous doctor David J. Chao came forward to say that Carter’s claims were not true. Durant is expected to sit out the entire 2019 season but will hopefully be ready to go for the 2020 season.