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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) hobbles after injuring his right leg during first-half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019.
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) hobbles after injuring his right leg during first-half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Monday, June 10, 2019.|Frank Gunn | The Canadian Press via Associated Press
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Warriors star Kevin Durant says on Instagram post that he has had surgery on ruptured Achilles

Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant says on social media he underwent surgery for a ruptured right Achilles tendon.

Durant revealed the severity of his injury Wednesday, two days after getting hurt during Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto in his return after being sidelined for a month with a right calf strain.

Durant wrote on Instagram: "I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY."

The Warriors hadn't provided a formal update on Durant during media availability Wednesday. Coach Steve Kerr said the team had no idea Durant risked a serious Achilles injury by returning from a strained calf.

The two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP was injured in the second quarter of Golden State's 106-105 victory Monday night to force a Game 6 at Oracle Arena on Thursday. The Raptors lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.

Full text reads:

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.

Kevin Durant on Instagram