While the NBA is celebrating one of the most exciting days of the season, the Golden State Warriors were hit with some potentially devastating news. According to a report from The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Klay Thompson suffered a lower leg injury on Wednesday, and will undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury. Charania noted that Thompson was unable to put weight on the leg.
Klay Thompson was unable to place weight on his lower leg injury leaving the gym today, sources said. Everyone is hoping for the best. https://t.co/kcxYJczNmX— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 18, 2020
Thankfully, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the injury is to Thompson’s right lower leg, and not to the left leg that sustained the ACL tear. Wojnarowski also reported that Thompson injured the leg while working out in Southern California.
Thompson's possible injury involves his lower right leg today, source tells ESPN. Again, his ACL had been on his left knee. https://t.co/V5JTcG9pBy— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020
Thompson hasn’t played a game in 17 months, as he missed the entire 2019-20 season following his ACL injury in Game 7 of the 2019 NBA Finals. He spent the year rehabbing the injury, and was a frequent sight on the Warriors bench.
The five-time All-Star was fully recovered and ready to start the season, and partook in the Warriors minicamp at Chase Center a few weeks ago.
All we can do at this point is cross our fingers and hope that the injury isn’t serious. One year without Klay has already been one year too many, and the thought of him missing significant time in the upcoming season is heartbreaking for him, the team, and all their fans.
Heal up, Klay.