Kevin Durant left Game 5 of the Rockets and Warriors series in the 3rd quarter. He made a jump shot and started to run back on defense when suddenly reached down and grabbed the back of his right leg.
Durant then limped off the court and straight to the locker room. The initial thoughts were that he tore his Achilles. After the game the Warriors announced that KD had suffered a right calf strain.
The Warriors say Kevin Durant’s injury is a calf strain, but have not yet revealed the severity. Grade 1 calf strains usually ballpark 7-10 days for recovery. Grade 2 calf strains can be 4-6 weeks.
Remember though – #ImNotADoctor pic.twitter.com/QoekTZFkX4
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 9, 2019
Durant will undergo an MRI on Thursday and head coach Steve Kerr has already ruled him out for Game 6 on Friday.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 9, 2019
If KD is ruled out for the rest of the series, or the entire postseason, then the chances the Warriors win another title are significantly less than they are with a healthy Durant.
The playoffs just got a lot more interesting.
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