Kevin Durant is a revered National Basketball Association (NBA) player known for his high scoring techniques on the pitch. He is currently a Golden State Warriors player who is heavily relied on by the team for super his scoring abilities. He plays in the same team with big names like Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Stephen Curry. Kevin rose from his college basketball when he played for the University of Texas for only one season. He got picked as the second best by the Seattle Supersonics during the 2007 NBA draft. He is now a two-time winner of the most valuable player on NBA finals.
Kevin Durant was not present on Friday, May 7th, 2019 game against Rockets in Houston. The team won the game narrowly with a margin of 5 points with Rockets scoring 99 points vs. warriors with 104 points. This day Clay and Draymond worked twice as hard without Kevin on their side. Kevin was missing out of this crucial game.
Kevin was last seen on Warriors vs. Rockets game on Wednesday 8th May 2019, where after scoring a 3 points score he ran back limping. He was whisked to the lock rooms by the team’s medical team. His teammates were worried about one of their best. Curry, who was interviewed after the match said, “Any time you see something like that, it’s scary.” Klay Thompson affirms this on his interview remarks after the game “It’s a severe injury. We’ll have to make up for what he does collectively. We’ve done it before. It’s going to be incredibly difficult.
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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.
It’s the playoffs. I know they’re not going to feel sorry for us, the media, the fans. We go down there and give it our best effort. That’s all we can do. If we do that, I have confidence every man on this team will step up in his absence. We wish him a speedy recovery because we’re not the same team without him.” Coach Kerr said this before their last Friday game against Rockets without Kevin Durant,
“Well, we’ll just find somebody on the bench who can give us 35 points and two blocks and 11 boards and nine assists”.
He continues to say
“He’s been the best player in the NBA, in the playoffs. He’s been phenomenal, so it’s a huge loss, but our team has a lot of confidence.”
So what exactly happened during that Wednesday game he left limping while clamping the back of his right leg? There was fear that he might have injured his Achilles, which would have been a severe problem to resolve. His MRI scans the day after the injury confirms the injury as a strained right calf.
This is an injury that could keep him out of the game for the next seven to nine months. Doctors say this could be shortened as the surgery technology has advanced with smaller incisions. All we can hope is Kevin Durant’s quick recovery and return to his usual fierce scoring trend with the Golden State Warriors.