The Golden State Warriors escaped Scotiabank Arena on Monday night with a narrow victory in Game 5 to stay alive against the Toronto Raptors, but now they've officially lost their best player. Kevin Durant made his return to the court, but suffered a possible torn Achilles in the first half. When you look at the injury occurring up close and in slow motion, you can tell something extremely serious happened.
A closer look at Kevin Durant's right leg injury: pic.twitter.com/XEHPIn9wnW— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2019
Oh no. Have you ever seen a calf muscle contract that intensely? Yikes.
If it's indeed a torn Achiiles, that would be a disheartening blow to KD for the next year considering he'll miss nearly a full season in his prime.
Pay attention to how #KevinDurant right calf contracts violently. Beleive it or not, the strength of the gasteocnemius muscle contracting so quickly/forcefully is what tears the Achilles tendon. pic.twitter.com/odCSgdNiGF— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) June 11, 2019
NBA fans will be waiting on the official MRI results on Tuesday and right now it looks and feels very grim.