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Kevin Durant announces he had surgery today to repair ruptured Achilles

2019 NBA Finals - Game Five

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors is assisted off the court after sustaining an injury in the first half against the Toronto Raptors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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Kevin Durant made it official:

He ruptured his right Achilles during Game 5 Monday night, and Wednesday in New York he underwent surgery to repair it. Durant made the announcement on Instagram.

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.

Game 6 is Thursday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland.

In Oakland Wednesday, Warriors coach Steve Kerr — in the wake of criticism about why Durant was allowed to play — spent time reiterating that it was a collaborative decision between Golden State doctors, Durant’s doctors, Golden State’s training staff and Durant himself.

“Our feeling was the worst thing that could happen would be a re-injury of the calf — so the Achilles came as a complete shock,” Kerr said.