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Warriors' star SG Klay Thompson (Achilles) underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair the Achilles tendon he tore a week ago. He is expected to make a full recovery, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
The perennial All-Star shooting guard missed the 2019-20 season with a torn ACL and was preparing for a big return until tearing his Achilles in an open practice run last week. This unfortunate setback will keep Thompson out of the entire 2020-21 season and will instead feature 2014-15 Rookie of the Year shooting guard Andrew Wiggins with super-star point guard Steph Curry in the Warriors' backcourt.
Per sources, Warriors G/F Klay Thompson has suffered a season-ending Achilles tear.
This unfortunately has been the fear all along, but now it’s been confirmed. After missing the entire 2019-20 season with a torn ACL, Thompson will now miss the entire 2020-21 season with a torn Achilles. Incredibly tough break for both Thompson and the Warriors.
Yahoo is reporting that the fear is that Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has suffered a serious Achilles injury. An MRI is scheduled for Thursday.
After missing the entire 2019-2020 season due to a torn ACL in his left knee, Thompson appears to be headed for another lost season. This would be a huge blow for the Warriors who were expecting to get their starting shooting guard back this season. Reports state that Thompson hurt his right Achilles during a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon, and supposedly could not put any weight on his right leg after the incident. The extent of the damage will be determined in the next few days of test planned ahead including an MRI scheduled for Thursday.
Per sources, Warriors SG Klay Thompson suffered an apparent lower leg injury on Wednesday and is undergoing further tests to determine the severity of the injury.
Thompson missed the entire 2019-20 season after tearing his ACL in the 2018-19 playoffs. The Warriors were just getting healthy to start the 2020-21 season, so the timing of this Thompson injury is extremely unfortunate for both him and the Warriors. We’re all hoping for the best on the updates that are sure to come out soon regarding the lower leg injury he suffered.
In a video to fans in China, Warriors G Klay Thompson said, “my mind and body are 100% ready to get back on the court.”
It was announced a few weeks ago that Thompson was cleared to resume all basketball activities and though he hasn't taken on contact yet, this is further affirmation that he's ready to play. Thompson should be a mid-round selection next season as the Warriors will be back to full-strength and eager to regain their status as a championship-contending team.