UPDATED 3:33 p.m. ET: According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Durant suffered a mild strain on his right calf. The injury will be re-evaluated next week, per Woj's league source.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr previously told The Athletic Durant is "not going to play Game 6"; turns out KD won't be finishing out this particular series.
See original story published below.
Durant limped off the court and to the locker room with what many are reporting to be a right calf strain.
Kevin Durant (right calf strain) will not return to tonight's game.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) May 9, 2019
Kevin Durant has suffered a right calf strain.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 9, 2019
“Early indications on Kevin Durant's lower leg: It doesn't appear to be an Achilles injury. Right calf strain”— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 9, 2019
Knicks/Warriors fans: pic.twitter.com/bKDNMQnctI
The injury was alarming to many, as some initially pointed out that it might have been an Achilles injury. Luckily, that doesn't seem to be the case.
OMG!!!! @KDTrey5 drills jumper then turns around and looks back s if someone kicked him. We know what that usually means: Ruptured Achilles. If it’s that, the @warriors just lost this series. And it will end in Houston on Friday night!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 9, 2019
So many NBA ramifications — tonight, these playoffs, this summer and far beyond — ride on whether this scary Kevin Durant injury is what many fear pic.twitter.com/ZYFDnaUkXX— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 9, 2019
Durant was able to score 22 points prior to sustaining the injury. The Warriors are currently tied 2-2 with the Rockets in the Western Conference semifinal playoff series.
Stay tuned as more information about Durant's condition arrives.
Prayers up for KD 🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/lJtUlKYUie— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) May 9, 2019