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SportReport: Kevin Durant suffered setback with calf injury

08:50  08 june  2019
08:50  08 june  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Now that the Golden State Warriors are down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, people want to know what is going on with Kevin Durant . Or is something else going on? According to one reporter, the Warriors had hopes of Durant playing in Game 4 on Friday night, but he suffered a setback .

Report : Durant to travel with Warriors to Toronto. Injured Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant will travel to Toronto for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, a league source told Yahoo's Chris Haynes. Durant has already been ruled out of Thursday's series opener due to his right calf strain.

Report: Kevin Durant suffered setback with calf injury© Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Now that the Golden State Warriors are down 3-1 in the NBA Finals, people want to know what is going on with Kevin Durant. Have the Warriors downplayed the severity of his injury? Is Durant unwilling to tough things out? Or is something else going on?

According to one reporter, the Warriors had hopes of Durant playing in Game 4 on Friday night, but he suffered a setback.

ESPN’s Brian Windhorst joined “SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt” after the Warriors’ 105-92 loss to the Raptors on Friday night and shared some information about Durant. He said the Warriors thought Durant would be able to play on Friday, but his body wasn’t ready.

Kevin Durant injury update: Officially out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals

Kevin Durant injury update: Officially out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is still recovering from the calf strain and has been ruled out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant confirms that his calf injury is worse than previous other similar injuries . Durant has not played since Game 5 of the semifinals versus the Houston Rockets when he suffered what was originally diagnosed as a Grade-1 calf strain.

Kevin Durant has now missed nine consecutive games this postseason and the chances of him returning before the conclusion of the Finals continue to dwindle. Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports Durant 's workout on Thursday to test the calf strain that's kept him sidelined since the second round

Windhorst told Van Pelt:

“This team I really do believe think that he was going to practice [Thursday] and play [Friday]. And when he wasn’t able to do that, it was a setback. Durant just isn’t ready. His body is not ready. The trainers don’t believe, he doesn’t believe it. He tried to do some stuff in practice [Thursday], it didn’t work.”

This is why the Warriors have not been able to provide more clarity on the situation. They’re testing things out and really don’t know how Durant will respond. He’s been out since May 8 with his calf injury, is trying and wants to play, but he’s just not ready, regardless of the circumstance and how badly the team needs him.

Warriors hope Kevin Durant will be able to play in Game 5 or 6

Warriors hope Kevin Durant will be able to play in Game 5 or 6 Kevin Durant is not playing for the first four games of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors are hoping he’ll be able to play in Game 5 or 6. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr told the media before Game 4 on Friday that Kevon Looney would be able to play but Durant would be out. He said they’re hoping the two-time Finals MVP will be able to play later in the series. Steve Kerr on Kevin Durant: "We're hoping he can play Game 5 or 6." Won't give any other updated details. — Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 7, 2019 Game 5 of the series is scheduled for Monday and Game 6 will be on Thursday.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is battling to get back from an injury and we broke down what happened that resulted in the ailment. After suffering a strained calf in the second-round series against the Houston Rockets, Durant has remained sidelined through the Western Conference Finals

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 6 of Western Conference Semifinal series against the Houston Rockets after suffering a right calf strain on Wednesday night. Durant is scheduled to have an MRI to determine the extent of the injury . "He’s not going to play

The Warriors trail 3-1 in the series and will be facing elimination on Monday in Game 5.

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