Kevin Durant Leaves Game 5 After Injuring Achilles
Kevin Durant tried to give it a go during Game 5 of the NBA Finals but barely made it into the second quarter. After coming out on fire, Durant went down in a heap with 9:46 to go before the half and immediately grabbed the back of his right leg.
Check it out:
That does not look good. It appeared Durant was grabbing his Achilles, not his calf. He had to be helped off the floor to the locker room. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala went with him:
The Golden State Warriors were up 39-34 on the Toronto Raptors when he exited the game. Durant had 11 points and two rebounds and was 3-for-3 from 3-point range when he went down.
Raptors fans briefly cheered when Durant went down, but their own players attempted to silence them.
Durant reportedly entered the game with no minutes or usage restrictions but it’s clear that wasn’t the best idea. It didn’t take him long to re-injure himself.
We’ll update Durant’s status when we hear more, but he certainly didn’t look like someone who was going to return to the game.
This video looks really bad:
UPDATE: Warriors general manager Bob Myers claims Durant suffered an Achilles injury but they don’t know how bad it is yet.