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Klay Thompson available to return following finger injury

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Despite suffering a gruesome-looking finger injury, Golden State’s sharpshooter is just fine.

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Klay Thompson suffered a finger injury in the first quarter of Tuesday night’s game between the Golden State Warriors and the Utah Jazz. The injury initially looked like a dislocation on the ring finger of his non-shooting (left) hand, and it was unclear how severe it was.

The answer? Not very. Not long after the five-time All-Star disappeared to the Warriors locker room, the team announced that the injury was a sprained finger, and that he would be able to return to the game.

Shortly after the announcement, Thompson returned from the locker room and took his place on the bench, with his left ring finger taped to his middle finger.

Any time a player, especially a star suffers an injury, you hold your breath. It’s great to see that Thompson’s injury wasn’t severe, and that it shouldn’t cost him any playing time.

And if it does flare up again, the Warriors only have one more game until the All-Star break.