Warriors Klay Thompson suffers concerning leg injury, severity unclear

Warriors Klay Thompson suffers concerning leg injury, severity unclear

The Golden State Warriors will be without All-Star guard Klay Thompson for another season, it seems.

Klay Thompson injures his knee in the 2019 playoffs.

With the deflating news that one of the NBA's stars may once again be facing another season-ending injury, teammates and old rivals alike took to social media to offer well wishes to Thompson.

Thompson is already coming off a torn ACL that he suffered almost a year and a half ago in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. However, the good news for the Warriors, per Wojnarowski, is that Thompson has been told he is expected to make a full recovery from the injury.

The recovery timeline for an average person with a torn Achilles is four to six months.

Thompson was an integral part of Golden State's title runs in 2015, 2017, and 2018. That also means he will miss all 72 regular-season games in 2020-21.

November 19: Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Thompson's injury - a torn right Achilles - is season-ending.

Those two injuries will cause Thompson to miss two straight National Basketball Association seasons - and over two calendar years. The Warriors confirm his report.

The Athletic's Shams Charania reported Thompson was unable to place weight on his lower leg injury when leaving the gym.

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