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Kevin Durant is not flying with the Warriors back to the Bay Area.
Instead, he is traveling to New York to meet with doctors regarding his injured right Achilles, league sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The fear is that the reigning two-time NBA Finals MVP tore his Achilles during Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night against the Raptors.
Warriors scheduled to leave Toronto around noon EST. Warriors expect to have Kevin Durant's MRI results either late tonight or tomorrow morning— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) June 11, 2019
It's unclear if KD underwent an MRI in Toronto on Tuesday morning or if the imaging will take place in New York.
If Durant did in fact sustain a full rupture, he would undergo surgery and be expected to miss all of next season.
The Warriors were able to rally and stave off elimination in Game 5, but Monday night was a bad night for the NBA.