In the wake of some Raptors fans APPLAUDING when Kevin Durant got injured in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Durant announced he had undergone surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles!
Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant confirmed that he suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Monday’s victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. He made the announcement on his Instagram account Wednesday, adding that he underwent surgery.
Durant’s surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley, an associate attending orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery who operated on Durant’s foot in 2015, the Warriors announced Wednesday night.
O’Malley also doubles as the Nets’ team physician and, according to a source, previously served as an ankle and foot consultant with the Knicks, but no longer does.
The Knicks are still planning to pursue Durant in free agency this offseason, and indications around the league are they won’t be alone. The Nets also had been mentioned as suitors.
But Durant could miss all of next season, so buyer beware. The timetables for recovery run from eight to 12 months.
Let’s hope for a speedy recovery!