Klay Thompson’s injury becomes more alarming after two-word update for Warriors star
Golden State Warriors All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson was forced to the sideline due to a torn ACL in his left leg last season. With the 2020 NBA Draft now just hours away, it appears as though Thompson could miss even more time due to a lower leg injury suffered to his right leg earlier in the day on Wednesday.
Although no exact injury has yet to be reported, things are presently “not good” in regards to Thompson’s lower leg injury, according to a recent report from Marc J. Spears of ESPN.
An NBA source in the know about Klay Thompson’s injury simply answered to me: “Not good.”
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) November 19, 2020
While the results of whatever testing is currently going on have yet to be formally returned, things are obviously not looking great for Thompson. Adding to the darkness surrounding his latest setback, even Thompson’s father, former NBA center Mychal Thompson, doesn’t appear to be too hopeful for the looming diagnosis either.
Exchanged texts with Mychal Thompson. He did not shed any light on Klay's status but the tone of his reply was quite sober for Mychal.
— Monte Poole (@MontePooleNBCS) November 19, 2020
The Warriors are currently slated to pick second on Wednesday evening as Golden State’s injury-plagued 2019-20 campaign ultimately landed the heralded Western Conference franchise quite the first round selection.
With Klay Thompson joining the likes of point guard Stephen Curry and power forward Draymond Green as injured Warriors last season, Golden State was looking to head into the 2020-21 season healthy and rejuvenated with all three back on the court. Not only that, though, but this veteran team would also be receiving a young presence in whoever Golden State takes at No. 2 overall.
Now, that soon-to-be rookie may be forced to play a much larger role early on if the Warriors are going to return to the postseason in 2020-21.