Thompson's Absence Extended
C/O: Kamil Krzaczynski
The Golden State Warriors point guard, Klay Thompson, has unfortunately suffered from a season ending tear to his right, Achilles Tendon. At this point in his career, fans cannot help to question when he will get a break. This is all following his absence since game 6 in the 2019 NBA season because of an ACL tear in his left knee.
Thompson’s recent injury occurred during a workout this past Wednesday in South Carolina. Thompson declared that the pain began in Los Angeles when he landed on his leg the wrong way and there was immediate pain in his calf area. Later that evening, the team announced that he had an MRI scheduled for Thursday morning. Based on the MRI, he is expected to make a full recovery and his agent, Greg Lawrenc, told ESPN that his client will be back and better for the 2021-2022 season.
The Warriors general manager, Bob Myers released a statement saying, “Klay has a strength of will, but right now it’s a tough day for him. It hurts. He’ll get to a place, I think, where he’s on the road. But right now, like you or I or anybody, this is a tough day for him to hear that news. It’s hard. It’s tough.”
What will the Warriors do with another season spent without Klay Thompson? Well, Myers had a reaction to this frequently asked question. He spoke, “I have confidence in our players. I have confidence in our coaches. I have confidence in our ownership. We’re going to keep moving. We’re never going to stop. But to be truthful, it hurts. It hurts me, and I know it hurts our organization.”