The Golden State Warriors have announced that guard Klay Thompson suffered a torn right Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the entirety of the 2020-21 season.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, an MRI confirmed today in Los Angeles. Thompson suffered the injury yesterday in a workout in Southern California. He is expected to miss the 2020-21 season.- Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 19, 2020
Golden State's statement confirms an earlier report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who added that Thompson has been informed to expect to make a full recovery based on the type of Achilles tear he suffered.
Initial reports of the injury originally surfaced just hours before the NBA Draft, as Warriors PR shared that "Thompson suffered a leg injury today during a workout in Southern California."
Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered a leg injury today during a workout in Southern California. No other details are available at this time. We will provide further updates as appropriate.- Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 18, 2020
Thompson underwent an MRI on Thursday that confirmed the severity of the injury.
The injury comes after Thompson missed the entirety of the 2019-20 NBA season while rehabbing from a torn left ACL suffered during the 2019 NBA Finals.
Thompson, 30, is now set to miss two consecutive seasons after signing a five-year max deal with the Warriors in July 2019. It's a major blow to the Warriors, who looked to return to prominence in the Western Conference after finishing 15-50 in the 2019-20 season.
In eight seasons with the Warriors, Thompson has established himself as one of the best shooters in league history, averaging 19.5 points on .467/.419/848 shooting splits over 615 career games.
The report of his ability to make a full recovery is an encouraging prospect for Golden State in the 2021-22 NBA season.
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