Golden State Warriors star guard Klay Thompson has suffered another setback this week.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Warriors guard has an “apparent lower leg injury.” Over the next couple of days, Thompson will undergo tests to determine the severity of his injury.
Thompson, the 30-year-old former first-round pick, hasn’t seen the court since the 2019 NBA Playoff run. During the 2019 NBA Finals, Thompson went down with a torn ACL, which kept him off the court for the entire 2019-2020 NBA season.
Getting Thompson back in the lineup for next season is essential for the Warriors. Despite being a powerhouse in previous years, the Warriors’ injury woes last year caused them to become the NBA’s worst team as they placed last in the Western Conference with a record of 15-50.
This year, Golden State hoped to have both Steph Curry and Thompson back in the mix as they both missed all or a good chunk of last year’s schedule. Although the Warriors aren’t sure how long Thompson could be out as training camp approaches, it would be extremely unfortunate if Thompson suffers another notable setback as his team looks to get back on track for next season.