The Warriors sharpshooter came into contact with Donovan Mitchell, and immediately left the game and headed straight to the locker room. He wasn’t showing much visible pain, but cameras caught the ring finger on his non-shooting (left) hand bent at a very funny angle.
Dislocated on his push off of Mitchell pic.twitter.com/0tNkW2KfvY— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 13, 2019
If I had to guess, Klay dislocated his finger. I though he walked off with an expression and a strut like he had a paper cut— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) February 13, 2019
That might be the most chill reaction to a dislocated knuckle I have ever seen. Klay really walked to the bench like he needed a napkin to get some mayo off his finger— Marcus Thompson (@ThompsonScribe) February 13, 2019
Only time will tell the severity of the issue. Dislocated fingers can often be popped back into place in time for the player to return to the game. Other times they cause damage while dislocating, and can cause someone to be sidelined for a few weeks.
We’ll have to wait and see, but in the meantime, the timing is good with the Warriors only having one game remaining before the All-Star break. In all likelihood, Thompson will miss that game, meaning the Warriors will be severely short-handed against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday.
Klay Thompson remains in the locker room out of the timeout, getting his left hand looked at. Warriors may just punt tomorrow's game in Portland. Cousins/Livingston already sitting and that list may grow.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 13, 2019
We’ll keep you updated if any news comes out regarding Thompson’s injury.