Kevin Durant put it all on the line to keep his team in the running to get yet another NBA Championship.
What he did was possibly put the remainder of his career in doubt after he ruptured his Achilles tendon during Game 5 after coming back too soon from a right calf sprain that had him out since the second round.
Durant would have surgery the following day and was almost certain to have him out for the entire 2019-2020 season as a result.
When Durant does get back to a point where he can get back on the court, he’ll likely be a shell of former self after this devastating injury.
Via Bleacher Report:
“It’s hard to return to an elite level of play following that type of injury,” Stotts said, “especially in basketball, with the constant, sudden, start-stop jumping motion that the calf and the Achilles are critical and vital to.”
“He’s not going to be an 82-game-a-year,” said a doctor.
“I think you’re going to likely see at least a step back,” added trainer Jeff Stotts. “At least, that’s what the studies show—that there is going to be a dip in productivity.”
That is just a tough pill to swallow for a man was able to do anything he wanted on the court with his sheer size and length. He didn’t exactly have the best looking or strong legs which adds to just how bad this injury was for him going forward.
We can only hope Durant can return to form.