The bad news was confirmed on Wednesday that Kevin Durant had indeed ruptured his Achilles and had to have surgery on it to repair it. Durant updated his limitless set of fans as to his condition, talking about the love of the game that had just cost him perhaps his career.
The injury is a particularly brutal one and has not been kind to players in the past, with only Dominique Wilkins ever looking the same post injury. It will be interesting to see how this changes the landscape of the off season. Will teams stump up the cash to bring him in or will he end up back in Golden State because of it? Only time will tell, but it might be a while before we know much of anything.