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.”