Tiger Woods sympathizes with Kevin Durant after Warriors star's injury: 'I've been there'

Andy Kostka, USA TODAY
Published 7:50 p.m. ET June 11, 2019 | Updated 10:00 p.m. ET June 11, 2019


SportsPulse: The Warriors kept their season (and dynasty) alive with a thrilling Game 5 in Toronto. But it all pales in comparison to what happened to Kevin Durant.

When Tiger Woods was asked Tuesday if he had seen Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant’s injury the night before, Woods dropped his head and nodded.

The 43-year-old golfer, with his own injury-filled past, can relate to what Durant must have felt as he fell to the floor Monday night during Game 5 of the NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto with an apparent right Achilles injury.

“It was sad. As athletes we’ve all been there to that spot when you just know it, that something just went, and can’t move, can’t do much of anything,” Woods said. “And you can see it on his face, how solemn his face went. He knows it when things pop. You just know.”

Durant had not played since May 8 after injuring his calf in the Western Conference semifinals. On the right wing Monday, Durant dribbled between his legs as he cut left toward the top of the key. Then, he came up lame, dropped…

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