There has been a buzz around the NBA: Kevin Durant could be back for the end of the season and the playoffs. Durant works hard at his recovery, technology is always improving, and a not unreasonable timeline of nine months would be somewhere in March. So maybe…
Durant says not to expect it.
He did a live interview Tuesday on Hot 97 in New York and said he is working on rehab but not to expect him to return by the end of the season.
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“It takes a lot of time. Everyday process, man. It’s tough to dive into it every day. Two, three hours of just rehab just trying to get back strong. But no, nothing, no accelerated process. I’m just working like everybody else who ever tore their Achilles.”
Durant isn’t the only one to try to play down a return, Nets GM Sean Marks did as well. It makes sense not to get fans’ expectations up, better to say he would not be back and make a surprise return than the opposite.