Injured Durant leaves NBA Finals game on crutches with achilles injury

Jun 11 2019, 3:48 am

The Golden State Warriors have walked away with Game 5 of the NBA Finals, but Kevin Durant is likely done for the series.

The 30-year-old played a total of 12 minutes before leaving the game indefinitely. Warriors President of Basketball Operations Bob Myers confirmed after the game that Durant suffered an achilles injury.

Video replay shows the power forward injure his right leg with 9:46 left in the second quarter.

He was quickly helped off by teammates and Warriors staff.

Shortly after, the Golden State Warriors confirmed that Durant would not return to Game 5 and that he would receive an MRI on Tuesday.

He was also seen leaving Scotiabank Arena in a walking boot and crutches.

Durant’s appearance in the NBA Finals may have been shortlived, but his impact was undeniable, as he managed 11 points in the span of 12 minutes.

This was the Golden State superstar’s first game since suffering a calf injury May 8 against the Houston Rockets in the second round.

The Raptors will be looking to rebound in Game 6 at Oracle Arena on Thursday. The series stands at 3-2 for Toronto.

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