Steve Kashul and Dr. Cole discuss the protocol for COVID safety with return of the NBA season; Kevin Durant’s recovery and return to play after suffering an Achilles? tendon injury.

Kevin Durant, the Nets star, is healthy and ready to play N.B.A. basketball ? or at least, as healthy as he?ll ever be, he told reporters in a news conference last week.

?Every drill that I?ve done, I?ve been going as hard as I could,? Durant said in one of his first comments to reporters since last year.

He added, with an expletive: ?I mean, I?ve been in the league for 14 years. Even if I didn?t have an Achilles?, I probably wouldn?t be 100 percent, you know? So the wear and tear over time, I guess, but I feel solid.?

Tune-in Sports Medicine Weekly at its new time every

Sunday,?7 AM/c WSCR 670 AM

Podcast Segments are always available to hear on the SportsMedicineWeekly?Blog,

Apple,?Google,?Spotify,?Pandora,?YouTube,?iHeartRadio?and many other?Podcast Channels

Click here for full podcast playlist.