Kevin Durant has taken to his second favorite social media platform, Instagram, to give basketball fans around the world a status update on his ruptured Achilles tendon.
In an Instagram photo posted around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Durant not only confirmed that he ruptured his right Achilles, but that he underwent successful surgery. In fact, the surgery went so well that it was “EASY MONEY”, as he put it.
“What’s good everybody,” Durant begins. “I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY.”
He then goes on to defiantly reiterate that his rehab “starts now” and thanks all of his friends, family, and fans for the support they’ve shown.
“My road back starts now! I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way.”
“Like I said Monday, I’m hurting deeply, but I’m OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat,” Durant continues.
Durant, who has undoubtedly turned into one of the NBA’s biggest villains in recent years, closes with a message that is sure to remind even his biggest haters that the dude is, in fact, very human.
“Its [sic] just the way things go in this game and I’m proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I’m proud my brothers got the W. It’s going to be a journey but I’m built for this. I’m a hooper. I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering with dub nation while they do it.”
Given the timetable of recent Achilles injuries, it’s likely we won’t see KD — whichever team he’s ultimately on — suit up for an NBA game until March or April of 2020. And while we still hope the Raptors win the NBA Finals, we wish KD nothing but the best.