Warriors star Kevin Durant’s injury in Game 5 of the NBA finals has many people wondering: Can a calf injury make you more susceptible to an Achilles injury?
According to a former orthopedic physician for the Warriors, that answer is no.
“I have never seen that. I’ve never seen any literature to support that,” Dr. John Belzer, a surgeon at California Pacific Orthopaedics, told ABC7 News. “So, it’s an interesting sequence and a very unfortunate one for Kevin.”
He added that, “If this is truly an Achilles injury, nobody could have seen that coming.”