Fresh out of surgery, Kevin Durant is speaking to his fans. In a post on Instagram, KD updates fans on the extent of his injury (a ruptured Achilles), why he wanted to be out there and his motivation for coming back.
Durant injured his Achilles in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors after being out a month with a calf injury.
Unfortunately, he did not make it past the second quarter but the Golden State Warriors got the win for him on the road to extend the series.
Though he’s hurting deeply right now, he says he has his loved ones by his side and he was out there on the court to help his teammates on their quest for a third consecutive championship. He’s hoping for a Game 6 victory and will be cheering on from his bed as he recovers.
As of now, there is no timetable for his return but usual injuries like these take about a year to recover from. How will this affect him in free agency?
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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.
NBA Finals Game 6 will be at Oracle Arena on Thursday at 9pm EST.