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SportTiger Woods sympathizes with Kevin Durant: 'I've been there'

13:15  12 june  2019
13:15  12 june  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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Tiger Woods sympathizes with Kevin Durant after Warriors star's injury: ' I ' ve been there '. When Tiger Woods was asked Tuesday if he had seen Warriors forward Kevin Durant ’s injury the night before, Woods dropped his head and nodded.

“ I ’ ve been there . I ’ ve had it to my own Achilles and my own back. It’s an awful feeling. No one can help you. That’s the hard part. “Well, sometimes things go awry. And we saw it last night with Kevin .” Ron Kroichick is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

Tiger Woods sympathizes with Kevin Durant: 'I've been there'© Provided by Oath Inc. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is consoled as he walks off the court after sustaining an injury during first half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. (AP) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — There aren’t many players who have reached the absolute pinnacle of their sport and plunged off the top while still in the prime of their career. Tiger Woods is one. And as of Monday night, Kevin Durant is another.

Tuesday afternoon at Pebble Beach, in the midst of a genial, free-flowing press conference that’s become the norm for late-stage Tiger, Woods turned unexpectedly somber when confronting the issue of the catastrophic, and possibly career-altering, injury that Durant suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

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Tiger Woods knows as much as any athlete about the loneliness, frustration and challenges of battling back from injury. So when Kevin Durant limped out of game five of the NBA Finals on Monday just 12 minutes into his comeback, the former world number one knew it was serious. And I ' ve been there ."

Tiger Woods knows as much as any athlete about the loneliness, frustration and challenges of battling back from injury. So when Kevin Durant limped out of game five of the NBA Finals on Monday just 12 minutes into his comeback, the former world number one knew it was serious. And I ' ve been there ."

"It was sad," Woods said. "As athletes we've all been there to that spot when you just know it, that something just went, and can't move, can't do much of anything.”

Woods noted that athletes have an innate sense of how their bodies work — and when something’s gone terribly wrong. “ You can see it on his face, how solemn his face went,” Woods said. “He knows it when things pop. You just know. And I've been there. 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.”

Woods suffered devastating injuries

Woods won the 2008 U.S. Open on what turned out to be, in effect, a broken leg — a horribly injured knee that required major surgery. That came about 18 months prior to the explosion of Woods’ personal life, but even after the last tremors of his scandal settled, Woods had to fight through multiple injuries, including a torn Achilles — he played through that for much of 2009 — and back injuries that literally left him flat on his back and unable to swing a club.

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Tiger Woods once won a U.S. Open on a broken leg and a torn ACL, so he understands Kevin Durant 's desire to play through the pain. "It was sad," Woods told reporters Tuesday during his 2019 U.S. Open media session at Pebble Beach. "As athletes, we' ve all been there to that spot when you

Tiger Woods knows as much as any athlete about the loneliness, frustration and challenges of battling back from injury. So when Kevin Durant limped "It was sad," Woods said Tuesday at the US Open. "As athletes we' ve all been there to that spot when you just know it, that something just went, and

Few believed Woods could return to competitive golf, much less major-caliber golf. Those were lonely days for Woods, and he knows that’s what could lie ahead for Durant.

“If he popped it, then that's six to nine months of rehabbing,” Woods said. “That's what people don't see, is all those long hours that really do suck.”

“Why do we do it?”

Woods asked and answered the obvious followup question. “Why do we do it? Because we're competitors. As athletes our job is to make the human body do something it was never meant to do and to do it efficiently and better than anybody who is doing it at the same time. Well, sometimes things go awry.”

But f there’s any bright side for Durant in all this darkness, it’s the fact that Woods is even commenting publicly on him at all, that Woods has healed enough from his own injuries to become once again the centerpiece of his sport. Golf and basketball require vastly different skill sets and place vastly different physical demands on their players, obviously. But the mental strength needed to come back from devastating injury — that doesn’t change no matter what the sport.

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Tiger Woods knows as much as any athlete about the loneliness, frustration and challenges of battling back from injury. So when Kevin Durant limped out of game five of the NBA Finals on Monday just 12 minutes into his comeback, the former world number one knew it was serious. And I ' ve been there ."

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

Durant has many more years of prime basketball left. Woods can show him the way back to the peak.

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