It has been officially reported that Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has suffered a torn Achilles. As a result, he will miss the entirety of the 2020-21 NBA season.
Thompson was spotted working out with several other NBA players in Southern California on Wednesday, and was forced to undergo an MRI the following day.
Thompson suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. The team was hopeful he would return at full health after spending more than a year rehabbing from the injury.
It was reported that Golden State did not clear Thompson to scrimmage on Wednesday, but the team was pleased with his progression to date.
“It was great to have him out on the floor, in the locker room,” head coach Steve Kerr said in September. “Just his presence alone gave us a jolt of energy and excitement. Practice went well. This is the first practice coming off an ACL injury and a year-and-a-half absence, so I didn’t expect him to be in top shape, in top form, and he was not, but he moved well and it’s a good first step.”
The Warriors used their #2 overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft on Memphis center James Wiseman. The 7’1″ rim protector played in only three games last season at the collegiate level, but should be better equipped than most to make an immediate impact in the NBA.