Kevin Durant's return from injury was cut short in Game 5 as he appeared to re-aggravate his injured calf, which kept him sidelined for over a month.
Durant went down early in the second quarter after he attempted to back down Serge Ibaka on the perimeter, immediately clutching his right calf.
Kevin Durant appears to aggravate his calf injury and heads to the locker room early in the second quarter. pic.twitter.com/VXu3SmTS8Y- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 11, 2019
The 30-year-old was helped back to the locker room by training staff, alongside Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry, putting a limited amount of pressure on the injured leg.
Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala accompanied Kevin Durant to the locker room after he appeared to re-injure his calf. #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/Psx6Gvul5l- NBA TV (@NBATV) June 11, 2019
ESPN confirmed Durant had been diagnosed with a 'right lower leg injury' and is set to undergo an MRI tomorrow.
Kevin Durant has a right lower leg injury. Out the rest of tonight. MRI tomorrow- Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 11, 2019
Durant began the game on fire, scoring 11 points in 12 minutes of action, connecting on 3-of-3 from the three-point line.