Will Kevin Durant be the same player when returning from rupturing his Achilles Tendon? Will he be on the court next year? These are all questions basketball fans are asking after Kevin Durant’s injury on Monday, June 10th during Game 5 of the NBA Finals. With a tear as severe as this, it is typically managed surgically in order to return to a high level of play. There are multiple different options for surgical techniques, and he went to the best in the business, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.