Steve Kerr Confirms Report About Doctors Telling Him Kevin Durant ‘Couldn’t Get More Hurt’, Says Durant Also Had His Own Doctor Who Wasn’t Worried About Achilles Injury

During Game 5 of the NBA finals Warriors superstar Kevin Durant suffered a devastating Achilles injury after coming back from a calf strain injury that will probably keep him out for most of next season.

Kevin Durant injury doesn’t look good. Damn

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 11, 2019

After the game, it was revealed that Steve Kerr had told Rachel Nichols that team doctors had told Durant “couldn’t get more hurt” from his initial calf strain.

Rachel Nichols “Steve Kerr said the doctors told him that Kevin Durant couldn’t get more hurt”

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 11, 2019

During today’s press conference Kerr confirmed that several doctors including an independent one hired by Durant told them that they weren’t worried about KD injuring his Achilles and that if they had known it was a possibility they wouldn’t have let him play.

Steve Kerr on how Warriors and Kevin Durant’s doctors thought the worse that could happen was him re-injuring his calf; Says they were all shocked when he torn his Achilles; Says it was Group decision for him to play

— Robert Littal (@BSO) June 12, 2019

Full answer from Warriors coach Steve Kerr on the decision-making process that led to clearing Kevin Durant before Game 5 Achilles injury: “Our feeling was the worst thing that could happen would be a re-injure of the right calf. … The Achilles came as a complete shock.”

— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) June 12, 2019

Just a sad situation all-around and hopefully Durant can bounce back.

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