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SportNets Won't Set Timeline for Kevin Durant Achilles Rehab, 2019-20 Return Unlikely

00:22  10 july  2019
00:22  10 july  2019 Source:   si.com

Photo of Kevin Durant in Boot Using Massive Crutches Emerges During Rehab Process

Photo of Kevin Durant in Boot Using Massive Crutches Emerges During Rehab Process Kevin Durant was the biggest prize of NBA free agency, and the Brooklyn Nets emerged as the winners, locking him into a four-year, $164 million contract. The thing is, Durant won't be ready for his first season with Brooklyn, due to the ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. On Thursday, Durant gave fans a sneak peek into his rehab process with his latest post on Instagram. In the professional photos, you can see that Durant is brandishing a massive brace on his right foot.

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Leonard says he feels for Kevin Durant , who ruptured his Achilles in Game 5. He says Durant needs to "attack each day" to get back on the floor once his injury is completely healed.

Nets Won't Set Timeline for Kevin Durant Achilles Rehab, 2019-20 Return Unlikely© Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images

Nets general manager Sean Marks said Brooklyn will not set a timetable for Kevin Durant's return to the court.

Durant is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 season after rupturing his Achilles in the 2019 Finals.

The four-time scoring champion signed a four-year, $164 million contract with the Nets on June 30th, the first day of free agency. But following his gruesome injury against Toronto, Durant's debut at the Barclays Center is unlikely to come until October 2020.

Nets GM Sean Marks declines to rule out Kevin Durant for season

Nets GM Sean Marks declines to rule out Kevin Durant for season It’s widely believed that Kevin Durant will be forced to sit out the entire 2019-20 NBA season while recovering from a ruptured right Achilles tendon. That doesn’t mean Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks feels the same way. Marks, who helped spearhead the Nets’ successful efforts to land not only Durant but Kyrie Irving as well in free agency, admitted this week that Durant sitting out the entire season is not necessarily a certainty, though he unsurprisingly declined to lay out any specific plan or anything of that nature.

Kevin Durant announced on Instagram that he had ruptured his right Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and underwent successful surgery. The Warriors later revealed the operation was done at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. Martin O'Malley, who also handled Durant 's foot

Kevin Durant confirmed what everyone most feared: the Golden State star underwent surgery for a ruptured right achilles tendon.

The upcoming season won't mark the first time Durant has battled injury woes. He received season-ending foot surgery as a member of the Thunder in March 2015 and missed the last 19 games of the regular season while playing for the Warriors in 2016-17.

Kyrie Irving will lead the Nets in Durant's absence. The former Cavaliers and Celtics point guard also signed a four-year contract with Brooklyn on June 30.

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