After missing the past nine games with a strained right calf, Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant returned to action, starting Game 5 of the NBA Finals. However, Durant’s return was cut short when he re-injured his calf early in the second quarter.
The Warriors led Toronto 39-34 with 9:46 left in the first half at the time of the injury.
The Toronto Raptors crowd chanted “KD, KD” as Durant was helped back to the locker room, and Durant’s fellow NBA players sent their well-wishes to the Warriors star on Twitter.
Even with all the things @KDTrey5 has done. This is the most fan(ed) out I’ve been. He knew he wasn’t right but he wanted to be there for his brothers. That’s sports! That’s love!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) June 11, 2019
Nooooo…HATE TO SEE THAT SH*T!!!
— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) June 11, 2019
MAJOR RESPECT for KD wanting to rush back and try to help his team win a Championship… Get Back Healthy Bro🙏🏽
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 11, 2019
Praying for you bro 💯🙏🏽 @KDTrey5
— Marvin Bagley III (@MB3FIVE) June 11, 2019
Get well brother 🙏
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 11, 2019
— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) June 11, 2019
Why are they cheering for his injury? Come on man #Disguting
— Joel Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) June 11, 2019