Just as Klay Thompson was finally getting back on the court after a long road to recovery, the Golden State Warriors star suffers another setback. Unfortunately, it sounds like the Warriors guard is dealing with another significant setback.
According to Yahoo Sports’ NBA Insider Chris Haynes, the “fear is that Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has suffered a significant Achilles injury.”
On Thursday, Thompson will undergo an MRI to get confirmation but it sounds like the team is preparing for yet, another season without their star guard.
The last time Thompson played in a competitive game, the Warriors were taking on the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals. As we know, multiple Golden State stars suffered notable injuries, which kept them off the court for the entire 2019-2020 NBA season.
Thompson was dealing with a torn ACL. His setback forced him to remain on the sidelines as the Warriors struggled to pick up more than 15 wins. As Golden State placed dead last in the league last season, it seemed the 15-50 losing record was just an outlier as injuries clearly affected the Warriors in the worst way.
They were hopeful of getting Thompson back on the floor alongside Steph Curry for the 2020-2021 season, but now it seems doubtful that will happen. The Warriors aren’t ready to rule Thompson out just yet, but it seems the 30-year-old guard could be waiting until the 2021-2022 season just to see the court again.