Golden State Warriors star shooting guard Klay Thompson suffered an apparent lower leg injury on Wednesday and is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the ailment, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Thompson missed the entire 2019-20 season recovering from his left ACL tear.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 18, 2020
The entire NBA world is praying that Klay Thompson didn’t sustain a serious injury. He’s one of the best players in the NBA and a great guy off the court.
During the 2018-19 season, Thompson averaged 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the field, 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 81.6 percent from the free-throw line.
In the 2019 playoffs, Thompson put up 20.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists. He tore his ACL in Game 6 of the Finals against the Toronto Raptors. However, the Warriors still gave Thompson a five-year, $189.9 million maximum contract in free agency.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting Thompson’s new injury is not on the same leg as the ACL tear.
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
The Warriors had the worst record in the NBA during the 2019-20 season before games were suspended in March since Thompson didn’t play at all and two-time MVP Stephen Curry only appeared in five games. Golden State was expected to be back in the title picture next season with Curry and Thompson leading the way.
Hopefully, Thompson’s injury isn’t significant. He suffered the injury in a workout in Southern California.
In 615 games with the Warriors, Thompson has compiled averages of 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He’s one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.