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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#61 » by JayMKE » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:18 am

I thought he looked ready to go the way he was moving around, pretty shocking
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#62 » by leolozon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:18 am

Prince187 wrote:
TrustFundBaby wrote:Horrendous decision making by GSW staff

Risked his health to eke out a win


I guarantee KD wanted to play


So what? Athletes want to compete even if it's not good for them. It shouldn't be their decision. That's why teams have doctors and trainers.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#63 » by LAvision » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#64 » by JustiseForMiami » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

It hasn’t said torn anywhere yet
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#65 » by mtcan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

Like I said before...Steve Kerr needed to shut that **** down from the start. Shoot down any expectation that KD was to come back...and let the man heal in peace. Instead...we get daily updates which builds anticipation. Medical staff should have been firm with KD as well.

Playing with a incompletely healed calf strain is begging for a ruptured achilles. To everyone who says that KD at 70% is better than Alfonso McKinnie at 100%...SMH.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#66 » by Young Stapler » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

Horrible. Don't know what else to say.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#67 » by Pablo Escobar » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

Warriors are lame.

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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#68 » by Sisqo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

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Some, don't feed this narrative that all raptor fans were cheering because that's bull. It was gross and wrong that even one cheered but it wasn't everyone.
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Re: Durant -- achilles injury 

Post#69 » by ken6199 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

So does it make it an Achilles strain or partial tear before, instead of calf?

Does Bob Myers not know this before tonight?
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#70 » by Chinook » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

Dude might opt in because of this. Sure, he may well get a max contract despite him not playing most if not all of next season, but you may as well just stay where you are and heal up.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#71 » by RamonSessions7 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

How was he allowed to play? Gross
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#72 » by RRyder823 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

Master Ze wrote:I hope some sort of action is taken against either the medical staff/management/coaches, KD may not have been given the recommendation to play but they could have forced it anyway.
Good lord. If TO can play in a SB on a broken leg, in a sport where devastating injury actually is common then KD playing a basketball game, with a strained calf, in a win or go home situation shouldnt see this type of reaction

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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#73 » by poomaster » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 am

Why did they clear him, there were red flags all around. That was a terrible decision, and this falls on the medical team for clearing him.
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#74 » by ZemGOAT » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

Praying he gets a full recovery
You hate to see something like that happen to a guy who loves to play the game
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#75 » by gmoney411 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

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Green89 wrote:So the first injury was the calf, and now achilles. Terrible news.
Naw. They almost certainly missed a strain or minor tear IMO.

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I don't think they missed anything. He had an icepack on his Achilles last week. This just seems like a classic case of devaluing a player's future over team success. Hopefully that decision was mostly made by KD and not heavily coerced.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#76 » by chrisab123 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

Dr_Heat wrote:Sucks for Kevin. Get better soon buddy , NYC is waiting for you


...if he has a full tear he's not opting out. This effects KD Kyrie and perhaps Butler depending on who you ask. Now there's actually a plausible scenario where Irving and KD stay in Boston and GSW for another year.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#77 » by hype_2004 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

B-Ball Freak wrote:Prayers up KD, he's a soldier but the Warriors team doctors really **** up here.


Soldier?! KD will never be the same, see Kobe Bryant.KD is 30 turning 31 with alot of miles on his legs, this may be the end of his career as the best player in the NBA. There should be hell to pay for destroying someone's career while still on their prime by negligence and faulty diagnosis.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#78 » by Mister Ze » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

6ixSideSniper wrote:
Master Ze wrote:I hope some sort of action is taken against either the medical staff/management/coaches, KD may not have been given the recommendation to play but they could have forced it anyway.


No one forced KD to play. Let’s put this nonsense to rest. The only person that makes that call is KD at the end of the day.


I’m not saying Bob Meyers tied KDs shoelaces but it’s pretty clear that there was “pressure” for him to play. Durant relies on Meyers and the medical staff - it’s called trust. They betrayed that trust by allowing him to go out there knowing his Achilles was weak
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#79 » by heatwillbeback » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

Myers saying first was calf and this was achilles.

I feel bad for Warriors, Durant and Meyers (he legitimately looked distraught) but I don't know if I beleive him.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#80 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

So unfortunate.

I think KD may opt in now. Seems like the smart move.

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