Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant underwent surgery for a ruptured Achilles, he confirmed Wednesday on Instagram.
"My road back starts now!" Durant wrote. "I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way. Like I said Monday, I'm hurting deeply, but I'm OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that's what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat."
Golden State president of basketball operations Bob Myers revealed following Monday night's 106-105 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals that Durant suffered an Achilles injury.
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