On Monday, June 10th, basketball star Kevin Durant returned to Game 5 of the NBA finals after an injury. Sadly, he was reinjured during the game.
Now, the news has broken that Durant, one of the world's top ten highest paid athletes, has ruptured his Achilles. The news was revealed moments after head coach Steve Kerr said that there was no update.
Kerr said, "We don't have any news on Kevin. I guess there's some speculation out there as to what's going on, but we have no news. As soon as we have any updates, we'll let you know."
While Golden State manager Bob Myers said that they knew it was an Achilles injury, they did not know the extent of it until an MRI was completed.
Later, the beloved athlete wrote, "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."
He continued, "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."
He continued, "It's 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."
Before Game 5, Durant hadn't made an appearance on the court since May 8th. The coaches and manager said that he had been completely cleared to play by the time that June 10th rolled around.
Sadly, his injury may cause the athlete to miss next season, potentially jeopardizing his entire career.
Please keep Durant in your prayers during this time! This is a devastating moment in his career.
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