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SportTiger Woods understands why Kevin Durant played despite injury risk: 'We're competitors'

00:35  12 june  2019
00:35  12 june  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Raptors fans apologize to Kevin Durant by setting up account to donate to his charity

Raptors fans apologize to Kevin Durant by setting up account to donate to his charity A number of Raptors fans cheered when Kevin Durant went down with an injury in Game 5 on Monday and they're trying to make it up to him. An account has been set up to give money to Durant's charity as an apology for some fans' actions. "That's not what Canada is about," the website reads. "We got really excited about winning our first championship, ever! When we saw one of the best players on earth leave the game with injury, it made that championship feel so much closer. We got too excited and we screwed up. We are Canadian, so naturally, we are sorry.

Andre Iguodala is playing despite a troublesome calf. Kevon Looney is playing with fractured cartilage in his ribcage. I feel for Kevin . I know what type of competitor he is , and we obviously miss him dearly.” Following Durant 's injury Monday, the Warriors somehow maintained their strong play .

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Tiger Woods understands why Kevin Durant played despite injury risk: 'We're competitors' © (Getty Images) Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods understands what Kevin Durant is going through, maybe more than anyone.

After seeing Durant go down during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday, he couldn't help but feel bad for the star forward. But he understood why Durant tried to play despite the injury risk.

"Why do we do it? Because we're competitors," Woods said at his press conference at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach on Tuesday. "As athletes, our job is to make the human body do something it's never meant to do and do it efficiently and better than anyone else is doing it at the same time. Well, things sometimes go awry and we saw it (Monday) night with Kevin."

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To understand why Woods ’s horribly diminished state – he barely plays golf now, let alone challenges in competition – is so significant, is to understand what he was when his life was easy. Woods wore a cloak of invincibility which meant his very presence spooked fellow competitors .

Warriors they are “hopeful” Kevin Durant plays at some point in the NBA Finals. But nothing is certain. Warriors will re -evaluate both players on Wednesday. Despite some initial concern inside Oracle Arena, Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not sound concerned about the injury after the game.

Durant had missed more than a month after suffering a calf strain during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals. There was speculation he wouldn't come back this season, but he did for Monday's game.

He looked great initially until one fateful second in the second quarter when he went to drive past a defender and came up hobbled and grabbed his right leg. It was later revealed he has an Achilles injury that could result in him missing most or all of next season.

It's a spot Woods has been in. He has been through as many injuries as any golfer in the last decade, but especially in the last five years.

He has had to deal with knee and back problems and countless swing issues that have come with it as a result. Some people never thought he would get back to the golfer he was when he won the U.S. Open in 2008.

ESPN's Jalen Rose says support for Kevin Durant following Achilles injury is 'phony'

ESPN's Jalen Rose says support for Kevin Durant following Achilles injury is 'phony' Warriors star Kevin Durant returned to the court in a must-win Game 5 against the Raptors, but he suffered an Achilles injury after playing just 12 minutes.

(The Durant injury ) doesn’t affect us, what we ’ re trying to do. Now make no mistake, no one in NBA circles is playing the violin for these Warriors. They’re hardly the only elite team dealing with these kinds of challenges, for one, with the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers chief among that group

Durant suffered the injury Tuesday night against the Wizards. According to the team, small forward Kevin Durant suffered a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his That's where the MCL sprain showed up, but we needed to get more specificity. And in that period there was speculation

They thought 14 majors would be all he would get. Now, some believe two NBA titles will be all Durant will get. But Woods eventually fought back and won the Masters this year, 11 years after winning at Torrey Pines in 2008.

He has shown it can be done. And Durant has had to deal with injuries himself. He missed most of the 2014-15 season after a foot injury. He described that year as his toughest ever in basketball. But he came back and won two titles with the Warriors along with two Finals MVPs.

Coming back can be done, but that doesn't make an injury like Durant suffered in Game 5 any easier to watch. It was absolutely tough for Woods to see.

"It was sad. As athletes we've all been there at the spot when you just know it, that something just went, and can't move, can't do much of anything. And you see it on his face, how solemn his face went, and he knows it, when things pop, you just know, and I've been there," Woods said.

NBA Finals 2019: Bob Myers, Warriors players discuss Kevin Durant's injury

NBA Finals 2019: Bob Myers, Warriors players discuss Kevin Durant's injury "It's an Achilles injury. I don't know the extent of it," Myers said while making a statement after the Warriors' 106-105 win. "He'll have an MRI tomorrow. Prior to coming back he went through four weeks with our medical team and it was thorough. "I don't believe there's anybody to blame, but I understand this world. If you have to, you can blame me. I run our basketball operations department. ... Let me tell you something about Kevin Durant. Kevin Durant loves to play basketball. And the people that questioned whether he wanted to get back to this team were wrong.

Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Spin : Durant was already ruled out of Game 2 but the team had held out hope he'd be able to return on the road in the Western Conference Finals. For the time being look for Andre Iguodala, who's starting in Durant 's place, to continue seeing extra minutes. Data provided by Elias Sports Bureau.

"I've had it to my own Achilles, I've had it to my own back, I know what it feels like, it's an awful feeling and no one can help you, that's the hard part."

NBA Finals 2019: Warriors' Kevin Durant (leg) leaves Game 5, will undergo MRI.
Durant scored 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting and grabbed two rebounds before exiting. MORE: Fred VanVleet injury update: Raptors guard cleared for Game 5 of NBA Finals | NBA Finals 2019: Warriors' Andre Iguodala wants to make 'another run' at championship next year The Warriors entered Game 5 trailing the Raptors 3-1 in the series. They’re going for their third straight championship and fourth title in the last five seasons.

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