Tom Brady offers message of encouragement to Kevin Durant after injury

Nick Goss
NBC Sports Boston

Tom Brady offers message of encouragement to Kevin Durant after injury originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows a little bit about what Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is going through right now.

Durant had surgery Wednesday for a ruptured Achilles injury suffered early in Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals on Monday night. The injury likely will keep KD out for most, if not all, of the 2019-20 season.

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Brady also has suffered a significant injury in his career. The six-time Super Bowl champion tore his ACL in Week 1 of the 2008 NFL season and didn't return until the following year. Brady offered words of encouragement for Durant with a comment on Warriors star's latest Instagram post.

Check out Brady's message in the photo below:

Kevin Durant

The Warriors will resume their NBA Finals series against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night. Golden State trails 3-2 in the series, but the Game 6 atmposhere at Oracle Arena -- which will be the last ever game at the building before the team moves into a new one next season -- could give the two-time defending champions the emotional lift needed to force a Game 7 back in Toronto.

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