Kevin Durant shared a photo on Wednesday (June 12) from his hospital bed after having surgery on his ruptured Achilles. He shared with fans that the surgery was successful and added that he’s “hurting deeply.”
“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.”
Durant added, “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.”
Durant, 30, was injured Monday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, during the second quarter of Game 5 of the NBA Finals, in which the Warriors faced elimination.
The Warriors, who trail the Toronto Raptors by three games to two in the best-of-seven series, went on to win 106-105.
Depending on his recovery time, Durant could miss the entire 2019-2020 season, leading to questions about Durant’s pending free agency.