Having suffered a rupture of the Achilles tendon during the NBA Finals to face the Toronto Raptors, Kevin Durant is going to miss the entire season 2019-2020. On his return, at what level will he be ?
We would see Kevin Durant in an NBA game in October 2020. Yes, this will be in an eternity. Very likely agent-free this summer, the player will miss the next season the time to collect all its forces. Sacrificed in the operation comeback of the Warriors, he will have to meet the challenge of his life. At 31 years old, KD is suffering from an injury that has shattered careers.
According to a study from theAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine, this injury prevents 30.6% of athletes to return to competition. Those who return to play fewer games, the less time and especially at a lower level than before the injury…one year after. Two years after the injury, they may return to their usual level of performance.
Interviewed by Bleacher Report, a doctor working for a team NBA shows alarming : “It’s not going to be a guy who plays 82 games per year. I always say that they can come back to the same players, on small periods. Therefore, less minutes, less games. You’ll see flashes of what they were. Excellence over time is really very hard to achieve. “For him, During” can still be a very good player. But this will be on 28 minutes, and it will not be at back-to-backs. And it’s going to save him for the playoffs. “The path looks long for the superstar.