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The NBA waits with bated breath to hear what seems unlikely to be encouraging news. Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who was playing in pickup game in Southern California, has suffered a lower right leg injury which, judging by the vague but negative reports, sounds like it may be serious.
Thompson spent the full duration of the 2019-20 season recovering from a torn ACL in his left leg and was working to get his rust off and conditioning back.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Thompson could not put weight on his leg and will undergo further testing. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the injury was suffered in his lower right leg. The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears reported, per a source, the injury is “Not good.”
Klay Thompson was unable to place weight on his lower leg injury leaving the gym today, sources said. Everyone is hoping for the best. https://t.co/kcxYJczNmX
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 18, 2020
Immediately, multiple NBA players reached out to express sympathy, prayers and hope that Thompson’s discernibly serious injury is less than that.
Damn Klay 🙏🏿 keep your head up bro
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) November 19, 2020
Praying a lot @KlayThompson is cool!! Like it’s super minor. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 18, 2020
Prayers bro! @KlayThompson 🙏🏾
— Eric Paschall (@epaschall) November 19, 2020
Prayers up for my brother @KlayThompson 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) November 19, 2020
Man! @KlayThompson get well.😓
— Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) November 18, 2020
Damn hope you good bruh @KlayThompson 🙏🏽
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 19, 2020
Just was with my boy @KlayThompson praying for the best my guy!!
— Jordan Bell (@1jordanbell) November 19, 2020
At the time of writing, thee Warriors held the second overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, but it multiple reports say it is unlikely Thompson’s injury will affect how the organization makes its decisions on draft night.
No, it doesn't sound like Klay's injury will impact the Warriors' draft decision at #2
— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) November 19, 2020