Kevin Durant injury update vs Rockets: Official update on Durant’s apparent Achilles injury with a calf strain being the real reason
Kevin Durant has gone off to the locker room in the third quarter of Game 5 in the Warriors vs Rockets series after an apparent Achilles injury.
Durant made a jumper on the right wing, when he landed and whilst going back for defense just felt a little something in his Achilles. It was pretty similar to how Kobe Bryant reacted when he suffered his Achilles injury on court.
Early indications on Kevin Durant’s lower leg, league source tells ESPN: It doesn’t appear to be an Achilles injury.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 9, 2019
As soon as Kevin Durant was going back for defense, he looked back as he felt someone kicked him, but there was no one there and all signs point to an Achilles injury.
The commentators and twitter feels it is an Achilles injury and if that is the case, we could be in for a new NBA champion this year, especially looking at the way Steph Curry has played in this series.
With Kevin Durant going off, Rockets have suddenly wiped off that lead and could be going into the final quarter with a slender lead.
Kevin Durant injury update vs Rockets
Kevin Durant goes to the locker room after suffering an apparent non-contact injury on lower leg pic.twitter.com/JCLv3szwz8
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 9, 2019
Kevin Durant is hurt. Oh my pic.twitter.com/TvAQ69Gx34
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) May 9, 2019
No official word is yet in on Kevin Durant’s injury but things don’t look to be very good and we await and official update. As per an official update, Kevin Durant hasn’t torn his achilles and is suffering from a calf injury.