The fears have been realized.
The Warriors fear that Klay Thompson has suffered a significant Achilles injury, after missing the entire 2020 season with a torn ACL, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports is reporting. Golden State will know for sure following Thompson’s MRI on Thursday. A torn Achilles would almost certainly knock Thompson out for the entire upcoming season.
Yahoo Sources: The fear is Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has suffered a significant Achilles injury. An MRI scheduled for tomorrow morning.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 19, 2020
The news is an absolutely brutal blow for the Warriors and Thompson, who was looking back to full strength as Golden State hoped to reopen their championship window in 2021. The news comes an hour after the Warriors selected center James Wiseman with the No. 2 overall pick. Several members of the Warriors are reportedly heading down to Los Angeles to attend the MRI.
Several members of the Warriors organization are headed down to LA to be there with Klay when he has his MRI.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) November 19, 2020
The Achilles tear is reportedly to Thompson’s right leg, while the torn ACL was to Thompson’s left knee. Thompson reportedly sustained the injury during a workout in Southern California. Thompson was considered one of the most durable players in the NBA, and didn’t miss a single playoff game during their run of five consecutive Finals appearances.