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OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Monday’s victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and underwent surgery Wednesday in New York City.
“What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success,” Durant wrote in an Instagram post, which accompanied a picture of him in a hospital.
The Warriors said the surgery was done at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley.
Durant injured his right Achilles in the second quarter of Game 5. He had not played since injuring his right calf May 8 against the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after Wednesday’s practice that Durant’s Achilles tear came as a “complete shock” to the organization.
“I completely understand the world we live in,” Kerr said. “As [Warriors general manager] Bob [Myers] mentioned the other night, there’s going to be blame. There’s going to be finger-pointing, and we understand that. And we accept that. This is kind of what