Kevin Durant tried his best in the 6th final match of Raptors vs Warriors, but couldn’t save his team. Toronto Raptors finally defeated Golden State Warriors with a 4-2 lead to become the NBA 2019 champions. In the previous match, Durant was injured in the second half and had to leave the match in between.
He was not in a 100 percent medical fitness before the game, which made his injury worse. Now that NBA 2018-19 ends with the finals, where will Durant go now? After his injury, here are the possibilities for Kevin Durant and an estimate when he will be back.
Durant Free Agency Future
One of the biggest questions marks the injury of Kevin Durant is what will happen to his future plan of becoming a free agent. Durant was planning to leave Warriors behind and start a full-time free agency to get the best deals. Now that he can’t even walk properly, it had dimmed the chances of his free agency.
Experts say that the value of Durant has gone down, and another injury could be dangerous for him. If Kevin Durant gets injured one more time, his dream of free agency will remain a dream.
After the MRI report of Kevin Durant this Tuesday in New York, it was found that he is suffering from right Achilles tendon injury. It depends on an on case by case how long the injury will take to heal, but the minimum time expected is about a year. Durant will be sidelined for the next year by his team until he fully recovers.
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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 NBA star shared a picture on Instagram where he wrote a long text and thanked fans for their support. Durant has undergone surgery and is now on the road to recovery. It is expected that Kevin Durant will play in the 2020-21 NBA seasons.