Kevin Durant has confirmed that he had surgery on his ruptured right Achilles in an Instagram post. He suffered the injury in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors Monday night. He waited until Wednesday to make the official announcement on his own social media.
He reportedly flew to New York Tuesday to undergo an MRI. Durant states that the surgery was successful and that he is on the road to recovery, while he can be seen in the hospital bed. The full post can be seen below.
According to Very Well Health, the timeline for recovery for athletes from an Achilles rupture is at least six months, but sometimes more.
In general, most patients return to walking in 4-6 weeks, strengthening after about 8 weeks, and exercising at 3 months. Most patients who are athletes do not return to their sport for about 6 months, and many can take longer to fully recover from Achilles surgery.
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