June 20, 2019

Good prognosis for injured Durant but no guarantees

By Karl Oestreich

by Andrew Both

Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant is likely to start rehabbing his surgically-repaired Achilles tendon almost immediately, and all being well should be back to full strength within a year, a specialist at the Mayo Clinic said on Thursday. There are no guarantees, however, that Durant will ever feel quite the same, said Nancy Cummings, an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic and head orthopedic surgeon for the Minnesota Lynx Women’s NBA team.  “It takes about a year to get all your strength back in that muscular complex,” she said in a telephone interview with Reuters.

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Context: Nancy Cummings, M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine. Dr.Cummings is the head orthopedic surgeon for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.

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Tags: Achilles' tendon, Dr. Nancy Cummings, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Minnesota Lynx, Reuters, Uncategorized

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