After a scary and concerning scene in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, the immediate outlook and future of Kevin Durant are up in the air. The Golden State Warriors got Durant back in the lineup after he suffered what was called a strained calf in the second round against the Houston Rockets.
While it was unknown just how close Durant was to 100 percent at the time of his return, it doesn’t appear that his leg was all that healthy. During the second quarter of Monday’s game against the Toronto Raptors, Durant attempted to drive but immediately pulled up and grabbed his leg, the same one he had injured just weeks prior.
The concern is at an all-time high over the severity, and many have pointed to Durant dealing with a major Achilles injury. Even beyond that, there’s now concern that the diagnosis of a calf strain may not have been true, according to a recent report.
Kevin Durant’s Injury Worse Than Calf Strain?
During an eye-opening story by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, he reported that Durant was “not anywhere close to 100 percent,” even though he was cleared to play. But beyond that, Haynes revealed that there’s speculation from league personnel that his injury suffered against the Rockets was worse than just a calf strain.
There was speculation from league personnel that the injury had to have been more than just a calf strain when he originally was hurt in the second-round series against the Houston Rockets.