Kevin Durant left the Golden State Warriors Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors in the second quarter after re-aggravating his calf injury.
Durant - who hadn’t played in over a month since straining his calf - jump-stopped just a few minutes into the second quarter. While doing so his calf again appeared to give out on him, and he quickly fell to the floor.
After calling for teammates to come help him up, Durant limped off the court, but needed help to do so. Cameras caught him yelling in frustration as he left the court.
Ahh no, KD went down pic.twitter.com/thJCbDomrI— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) June 11, 2019
Durant hurt the same calf, on the same side of the court. Brutal. Will be interesting to see how Warriors respond.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 11, 2019
It’s a heartbreaking injury for Durant, who worked so hard to get back on the court. This will surely end his season.
Furthermore, KD was playing very well. In just 12 minutes he had 11 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 block, while shooting 3-3 from beyond the arc.
The aftermath of the injury was odd. The Raptors fans initially appeared to cheer. However, a few Toronto players quickly lit into their fans and changed the reaction.
Durant's limping off the floor while Raptors fans cheer in glee.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) June 11, 2019
Raptors players are telling their fans to not cheer KD's injury. Now they're cheering him— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) June 11, 2019
We’ll keep you updated as any news comes out.