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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#81 » by Green89 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

so_bored wrote:Judging by his emotional reaction, it's looking like a full rupture.... This is bad


Isn't there a manual diagnostic test a doctor can do to confirm achilles tear or not? Based on movement?
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#82 » by NBAFan93 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

BodieB wrote:I wish he could sue the organization for this... Or his teammates... Someone should be sued.


Media wanted him back just as much. They wouldn’t shut up about him playing since Saturday. They should feel guilty too.

The doctors who cleared him are probably the most to blame in all seriousness. It’s not like what he was doing when he hurt it wasn’t typical basketball motions performed in a game.
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#83 » by Archerbro » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

was fairly certain back in the houston series it was achilles.
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#84 » by nju » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

really feel bad for him..... sigh...
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Re: Durant -- achilles injury 

Post#85 » by JoseRizal » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 am

Ironic and sad that the event that will change KD’s legacy is not winning a championship on a different team but through this injury...
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Re: Durant -- achilles injury 

Post#86 » by Winsome Gerbil » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

WOW.

I mean...wow. This Warriors run, or limp, or stumble toward the end of their dynasty has been compelling for all the wrong reasons. What are the odds of all this happening?
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#87 » by L3GEND4RY » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

Want to hear KD’s take on this if he did in-fact feel pressured. **** awful either way.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#88 » by clyde21 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

Eddy_JukeZ wrote:So unfortunate.

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


he doesnt have to opt in, we'd give him a 5 year max if he wants it.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#89 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

Master Ze wrote:
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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


It was a collaborative decision though.

I don't know. You might be reaching a bit.

**** happens.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#90 » by codydaze » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

Really wish he didn’t play at all, such a terrible injury for KD.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#91 » by LKN » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

I can not believe the medical staff let him go out there..... I really want to know what advice they gave him
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#92 » by amcoolio » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

So he’s out for next season if it’s a year right
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#93 » by Blacksheep25 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

I mean. If it was really collaborative in the sense you didn’t pressure him, he wanted to play, multiple doctors including his own personal doctors concurred he was fit, then quit looking so guilty. That looked like a dude who forced the team doctor to pressure him in. I’m not saying that’s at all the case, and it will be horrible if it’s a torn Achilles, but either he’s lying or he’s acting way guiltier than necessary if what he says is true.
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#94 » by Lamak » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

crucial injury and injury management. big kudos to durant for playing through it
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#95 » by BigLurch92 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

I don't get why people are acting like KD just died. This isn't David Ortiz. He did not have a have some gruesome compound fracture or even a torn ACL. He maybe has a torn achilles. He will be come back and still be a great player.
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#96 » by mademan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

Damn. I wonder if teams will still offer him a 4 or 5 year max.

If not, he becomes the 2nd cautionary tale of playing while hurt in a contract season (IT being the first)
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#97 » by MrBigShot » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

Ill News wrote:Wow, feel bad for KD. He knew the risk but gutted it out anyway. You have to respect that...


I hope he really did know the risk and the people around him made him aware of the likelihood of this happening. But regardless, he showed a lot of heart today coming back with his impending free agency. He could've just mailed it in.
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Re: Durant -- achilles injury 

Post#98 » by mkot » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

The question is did they know it all along? Is it even possible not to know it was an achilles injury?
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Re: Official: KD with Achilles Injury 

Post#99 » by mtcan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:21 am

Eddy_JukeZ wrote:So unfortunate.

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

I think the Warriors organization owes it to him to sign him to a huge extension. Take of him...he gave his all for you after all.
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Re: Shams: Durant Likely Has Torn Achilles 

Post#100 » by PrinceV » Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:22 am

This is on management. They got their win, but lost their biggest weapon. Cleared him to play for selfish reasons. I question if they ever cared for the player more than game itself.

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