NBA: Kevin Durant undergoes ruptured Achilles surgery

By Satuk Bugra Kutlugun

ANKARA (AA) – Golden State Warriors' star player Kevin Durant underwent a successful surgery Wednesday to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, which he sustained during Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Two-time Finals MVP Durant shared an Instagram message following the surgery, saying the surgery was a success.

"What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY," he said.

"My road back starts now! I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way.

"Like I said Monday, I'm hurting deeply, but I'm OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat."

The Warriors won a tough game on Monday, extending the series with a 106-105 win against the Toronto Raptors.

Durant played a total of 11 minutes, scoring 11 points before going down to the injury.