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Warriors fear Klay Thompson has ‘significant Achilles injury’ – reports

/ 12:26 PM November 19, 2020
Klay Thompson

FILE — Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson practices his shot motion as he sits on the bench watching teammates during practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden State Warriors All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson is awaiting tests to determine the severity of a right leg injury the team reportedly fears is a “significant Achilles injury.”

Yahoo and TNT reported Thompson’s injury was specifically to his Achilles.

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According to multiple reports, Thompson has a lower-leg injury and was injured Wednesday in a pickup game. Thompson, per The Athletic, was unable to place any weight on his right leg after he was hurt. ESPN cited a source that described the injury as “not good.”

Tests are scheduled for Thursday morning. Golden State confirmed Thompson was injured with a statement on Twitter.

“Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered a leg injury today during a workout in Southern California. No other details are available at this time. We will provide further updates as appropriate.”

Thompson missed all of last season recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, an injury sustained in the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

Lakers All-Star LeBron James immediately took to Twitter to share well wishes with Thompson.

“Praying a lot @KlayThompson is cool!! Like it’s super minor,” James wrote Wednesday night.

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The news broke via social media about 90 minutes before the Warriors were scheduled to be on the clock with the No. 2 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. With Thompson out and Stephen Curry down with a broken hand much of the season, Golden State went from Western Conference champions to a league-worst 15 victories last season.

Thompson was drafted by Golden State with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Washington State. A five-time All-Star and three-time NBA champion, Thompson signed a five-year, $189.9 million deal before last season, when Kevin Durant opted to leave for the Brooklyn Nets in free agency.

Thompson owns a career average of 19.5 points in 615 games over his eight NBA seasons.

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