Just a little over seven weeks since successfully undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant was spotted in Los Angeles on Thursday night walking without crutches, as TMZ obtained a cell phone video of Durant walking out of ‘Catch’ restaurant in West Hollywood.
Durant suffered a full tear of his Achilles during a tragic moment in Game 5 of the NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors trying to mount a historic comeback down 3-1 in the series to the Toronto Raptors (2016 Cavs only team in NBA history to successful come back from 3-1 in the Finals).
Durant, who had first suffered a mysteriously lower leg injury on May 9th versus the Houston Rockets in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, tried to heroically return against many doctor’s orders to save the iconic Warriors dynasty from a Toronto Raptors teams led by Kawhi Leonard.
Durant would end up fully rupturing his Achilles after amazingly scoring 11 points in just 12 minutes of action early in the game.
Durant was expected to miss at least 12 months handcuffed by one of the most historically catastrophic injuries in basketball history, but the team is hoping Durant can possibly come back for a postseason run that could potentially make the Nets the favorites in the Eastern Conference.
If Thursday night was any indication of the rapid healing power of arguably the game’s best player, the Brooklyn Nets could soon become a terrifying team come April 2020, instead of October 2020, like most expected KD would return at.