Warriors believe Kevin Durant suffered achilles tear during Game 5

  • Durant’s season clearly over after suffering injury in Game 5
  • Two-time NBA finals MVP had just returned from calf injury
  • Warriors prevailed 106-105, cutting Toronto’s series lead to 3-2

Golden State forward Kevin Durant has an injured right achilles, a massive blow for the perennial All-Star and two-time NBA finals MVP who may be three weeks away from free agency and could also be facing a long rehabilitation process.

Warriors general manager Bob Myers was emotional when he gave the news after Game 5 of the NBA finals on Monday night. An MRI will be performed on Tuesday to determine the severity of the injury, but Durant’s season is clearly over and his recovery will likely take several months if the achilles is indeed torn.

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