Warriors fear that MRI could reveal torn Achilles for Kevin Durant
Durant suffered the injury a few seconds past the 10-minute mark of the second quarter. There was no contact involved, giving the Warriors a legitimate reason for concern when the two-time Finals MVP sat on the floor and appeared to be feeling out his Achilles. He was taken out of the game and was seen leaving the arena on crutches while wearing a walking boot.
He is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday, but Golden State has an awareness that their worst fear may come true.
The Warriors believe Kevin Durant’s MRI on Tuesday will confirm a torn right Achilles’ tendon, league sources tell me and @wojespn
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 11, 2019
Durant played 12 minutes but made the most of it by scoring 11 points on the strength of three 3-pointers.
To recall, Durant has already missed a handful of games for the Warriors this postseason after sustaining a calf injury back in the Houston Rockets series. Many have speculated on its real severity after being absent in the Warriors’ first four games of the NBA Finals.
His unfortunate injury took the NBA by storm, even receiving praise for his commitment to helping his teammates in spite of the health risk.
By the looks of it, Golden State will have to contend without their most unstoppable player for the rest of the finals.