Klay Thompson is all set to have surgery on his knee following an ACL tear during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
While introducing the Golden State Warriors recent draft picks on Monday, General Manager Bob Myers told reporters that Thompson would have surgery later this week.
Warriors GM Bob Myers said that Klay Thompson is scheduled to get surgery on his ACL later this week.— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) June 24, 2019
Thompson sustained the injury on June 13, while landing awkwardly after being fouled on a dunk attempt. That means his surgery will be roughly two weeks after first suffering the injury.
That’s a pretty normal timeline. Unlike with many injuries, it’s common for doctors to wait a while before surgically dealing with an ACL. The goal is to let much of the swelling come down before going in.
While Myers did offer that health update, he didn’t have any other updates on Thompson or Kevin Durant. Both players are unrestricted free agents rehabbing serious injuries. The question of whether or not Durant will re-sign with the Warriors is, of course, one of the offseason’s hottest topics.
Bob Myers not talkative about free agency. Asked whether he plans to sit down with KD/Klay soon: "Yes." Asked whether he's optimistic: "We'll see."— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 24, 2019
As always, we’ll keep you updated on both the health and the free agency of both players.