Klay Thompson is going to lose another season of his NBA prime.
In an absolutely cruel twist of fast, an MRI revealed that the Warriors’ shooting guard did indeed tear the Achilles in his right leg, ending his 2020-21 season before it even started, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Source: Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a season-ending Achilles tear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
The writing was on the wall for this announcement since Wednesday, when reports began to trickle in right before the draft that Thompson had suffered what the team feared was a significant injury to his lower right leg. This comes just over a year after Thompson sustained another season-ending injury, a torn left ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Thompson reportedly sustained the injury during a workout in Southern California. Before this string of injuries, 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.
General manager Bob Myers, who was in a somber mood on Wednesday night when speaking to reporters, will address the media on Thursday afternoon.