Kevin Durant confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he ruptured his Achilles.
The Golden State Warriors star took to Instagram, sharing news of his successful surgery.
“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.”
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What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY My road back starts now! 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. Its just the way things go in this game and I'm proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I'm proud my brothers got the W. It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this. I’m a hooper I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering with dub nation while they do it.
The injury occurred during Monday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors. Durant exited the game in the second quarter with a non-contact injury.
While Durant is officially out for the remainder of the season, the Warriors still have a shot at the NBA championship.
Game 6 against the Raptors takes place Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern Time in Oracle Arena.