Kevin Durant underwent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon

Arnold Nichols
June 15, 2019

Martin O'Malley, MD, performed surgery to fix a ruptured Achilles on the Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant after he sustained the injury in game five of the NBA Finals, according to a statement posted on the Golden State Warriors' Twitter feed.

Kevin Durant: His ruptured Achilles tendon threw a wrench into the offseason plans for many teams, potentially.

Although Durant's road to recovery is expected to be a long one, his decision will have a tremendous effect on the landscape of the National Basketball Association just like it did in 2016. "Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY". So, the Achilles came as a complete shock. His surgery was performed Wednesday morning by Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY. 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. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that's what I do.

The Golden State Warriors came up short in the NBA Finals and saw superstar Kevin Durant suffer a serious injury, leaving in question the future of the Warriors' dynasty. Durant holds a player option for next season.


There are no guarantees that Durant will return to his pre-injury form when he comes back to the court.

Every team will be gunning for the Raptors during next year's quest for the title. Thursday will mark the last game at Oracle Arena, Golden State's home for 47 seasons.

Several league sources told ESPN that they expect Durant to follow through and hit free agency, despite the long recovery time ahead of him.

Durant traveled to NY yesterday for an MRI to confirm how much damage he suffered when he went down in the second quarter of Game 5 on Monday night.

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