Kevin Durant made it official:
He ruptured his right Achilles during Game 5 Monday night, and Wednesday in New York he underwent surgery to repair it. Durant made the announcement on Instagram.
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.
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.
Game 6 is Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
In Oakland Wednesday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr — in the wake of criticism about why Durant was allowed to play — spent time reiterating that it was a collaborative decision between Golden State doctors, Durant’s doctors, Golden State’s training staff and Durant himself.
“Our feeling was the worst thing that could happen would be a re-injury of the calf — so the Achilles came as a complete shock,” Kerr said.