Dr. Cole and Steve Kashul discuss Kevin Durant’s ruptured right Achilles Tendon

Podcast with Dr. Brian Cole and Steve Kashul as they discuss Kevin Durant’s  ruptured right Achilles tendon sustained on Monday night during Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, and has already undergone surgery to repair it. 

Durant announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he underwent successful surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon, suffered during a Game 5 win over the Raptors on Monday. In his post, the 10-time all-star forward said that his “road back starts now” but did not specify a timetable for his recovery. The injury typically carries a 12-month recovery timeline and requires a grueling rehabilitation.

“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,” Durant wrote, alongside a photograph of him in a hospital bed. It’s just the way things go in this game and I’m proud that I gave it all I physically could. It’s going to be a journey but I’m built for this.”