Kevin Durant suffered an Achilles injury during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. He will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.
Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers spoke to reporters about it all. "It's an Achilles injury. I don't know the extent of it. He'll have an MRI tomorrow. Prior to coming back, he went through 4 weeks with a medical team. It was thorough," a tearful Myers said. "He was cleared to play tonight. That was a collaborative decision. I don't believe there's anybody to blame, but I understand in this world and if you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department."
Bob Myers is visibly choked up while giving an update on Kevin Durant.— SLAM (@SLAMonline) June 11, 2019
The basketball world is family. (via @DefPenHoops) pic.twitter.com/kvivFLT9Bt
Kevin Durant has an Achilles injury.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 11, 2019
According to Rachel Nichols, Steve Kerr said, "The doctors told us that [Durant] couldn't get more hurt by coming back, that he had cleared that hurdle." She added, "They feel responsible for this situation."
During an appearance on ESPN's Get Up on Tuesday, Charles Barkley said the Warriors are to blame for the injury.
Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reported late Monday night that, "The Warriors believe Kevin Durant’s MRI on Tuesday will confirm a torn right Achilles’ tendon."
"I'm hurting deep in the soul right now. I can't lie but seeing my brothers get this win was like taking a shot of tequila," Durant wrote.
“I’m hurting deep in the soul right now. I can’t lie...”— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 11, 2019
KD speaks out after his injury. pic.twitter.com/fF3UJ0OL0q
Durant, who scored 11 points during the game and was returning from a strained right calf, sustained the most recent injury in the second quarter. It was Durant's first time back in about a month. Many people took to social media to call out Toronto fans who taunted Durant after he fell over.
As looks go, this is not a good one pic.twitter.com/xIL3n6Mu0k— Farmer Jones (@thefarmerjones) June 11, 2019
They really cheering cause he’s hurt... smh— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) June 11, 2019
Why are they cheering for his injury? Come on man #Disguting— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 11, 2019
Klay was pissed off with Raptors fans. pic.twitter.com/9SzbbdWDzC— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 11, 2019
DeMarcus Cousins on the people who questioned KD’s heart: “Fuck them. Fuck them.”— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) June 11, 2019
Despite negativity coming from some, others, including Drake, showed Durant their support IRL and on social media.
Drake’s reaction to his friend KD getting hurt.— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 11, 2019
Kyle Lowry and the Warriors tell fans to stop cheering as Kevin Durant walks off with an injury. pic.twitter.com/UldE49bF22— ESPN (@espn) June 11, 2019
Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala walked KD back to the locker room. True teammates. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/KSQShBMNU9— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 11, 2019
The Warriors ended up winning the game 106-105. Game 6 will take place on Thursday, June 13 at Oakland's Oracle Arena.