Kevin Durant Ruptures his Achilles Tendon

On 10th June 2019, Golden State Warriors player, Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles tendon in the 2nd quarter of game 5 of the NBA playoffs against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto. He underwent surgery for the rupture. There is controversy if an achilles tendon rupture should be treated surgically or not, as the outcomes of both are generally considered about the same.

There was also some controversy if he should have played or not as he was only recently getting over a calf strain that could have predisposed him to the Achilles rupture.

The Golden State Warriors went on to win the game 106 to 105 with the Raptors leading the series 3-2. The Raptors however went on to win game six and the series 4-2

For more, see this resource on achilles tendon ruptures.

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