Shawne Merriman predicts Kevin Durant’s timeline for recovery
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant suffered a strained right calf in Game 5 of their Western Conference Semifinal series against the Houston Rockets, and as everyone awaits the results of his MRI, there has been a ton of speculation regarding how severe his injury is and how long he won’t be able to play.
Former NFL player Shawne Merriman believes that the reigning Finals MVP could miss 2-4 weeks:
Calf sprain is still 2 weeks and 4 if you reinjure it again
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) May 9, 2019
Kevin Durant hurt his calf late in the third quarter of the Warriors’ 104-99 win. He took a baseline jumper against Rockets guard Iman Shumpert, and although there was no physical contact during the play, KD landed awkwardly and immediately held his left leg. He went straight to the locker room and didn’t return to the game.
Durant is expected to miss Friday’s Game 6, and if he does end up missing a significant amount of time, the Warriors’ chances of winning the championship will take a hit.
Durant is averaging over 34 points on over 51% shooting from the field in the postseason. He finished Game 5 with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists.
The Dubs are still loaded with talent to make it to the Finals. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala have led this team to a championship before, so they will likely step up if KD will indeed miss time.