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Initial reports surrounding severity of Thompson injury are ‘not good’

© Kyle Terada | 2019 Jun 7

We’re trying to stay optimistic about the developing Klay Thompson injury situation, but it’s getting harder by the minute.

After initial reports that Thompson sustained an injury to his right leg on Wednesday and is undergoing tests, the subsequent rumblings about the severity of the injury have not been positive. Marc J. Spears of ESPN is reporting that a source in the know claimed the situation was “not good.”

Warriors beat writer Monte Poole echoed that the injury looked bad, and said that Klay Thompson’s father, Mychael Thompson, did not sound optimistic.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the injury is to Thompson’s right leg. The ACL injury from last year was to his left knee. Thompson was reportedly unable to put weight on the right leg upon leaving the gym.

All reports up until now were that Thompson is back to full strength and ready to help lead the Warriors back into championship contention in 2021, along with whomever they end up selecting in Wednesday’s NBA Draft. If Thompson’s injury is severe, it’s possible it could influence how the Warriors approach draft day, both the player they select, and if they decide to package the pick in a trade.


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