Warriors Forward Klay Thompson has torn his Achilles after an MRI scan earlier this morning.
ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the injury on twitter yesterday as a “lower leg injury” and multiple insiders detailed the injury as “not good” or “significant damage” to the lower right leg.
Thompson was just coming off an ACL tear in his left leg in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors that sidelined him for the 2020 NBA season.
Without Thompson last season, along with G Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors finished 15-50 and had the number 2 overall pick in the NBA draft. They used that pick to select C James Wiseman out of the University of Memphis.
In the second round, the Warriors drafted G Nico Mannion out of the University of Arizona and G Justinian Jessup out of Boise State, seeming to be temporary Klay replacements after the terrible injury.
There is some hope that Klay will return next season fully recovered, but it’s definitely not going to be easy for the five-time all-star to shoot like he did before.
This injury definitely hinders any championship talk for the Golden State Warriors, as they find a suitable replacement for Klay this season.
We wish Klay a speedy recovery and we hope he will comeback in 2021 and represent the Cougars well.