Klay Thompson Injury Update: Massive News For Steph Curry and Warriors Fans

Published 10/23/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson embrace after the Warriors� 104 to 99 victory over the Houston Rockets in game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)


One of the best shooters in the NBA, Klay Thompson, missed the last two seasons due to injuries. However, his rehabilitation went well during the off-season and he will be back this season. But the exact dates of his comeback weren’t known till now.

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Klay Thompson sustained an ACL injury in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA finals, which ruled him out for the entire 2019-2020 season. The Warriors finished last in their conference that season. Klay returned to practice ahead of the 2020-21 season. But during a pickup game, he injured his Achilles and was ruled out for another season.

Jun 13, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) reacts after an injury during the third quarter against the Toronto Raptors in game six of the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-404670 ORIG FILE ID: 20190613_pjc_st3_075.JPG

Thompson has been working hard to come back stronger and his return could now be closer than expected. Warriors VP of Basketball Operations, Mike Dunleavy Jr. has provided a positive update on Klay’s come back and it could excite Warriors fans.

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Warriors VP, Mike Dunleavy, excited about the recovery of Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors Vice President of basketball operations, Mike Dunleavy recently talked about Klay Thompson’s progress. He said that he’s excited about Klay’s recovery and he’s in a ‘great spot’.

“I don’t want to get ahead of it, but he looks tremendous,” Dunleavy told NBC Sports.

“It’s not going to be easy for him to come back after missing two years off, but he’s in a great spot.”

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Neither Dunleavy Jr. nor WarriorS fans want to get ahead of themselves here, but everyone’s excited about Klay’s return. Earlier this month, Shams Charania reported that the team’s target for Klay’s comeback was the Christmas Day game against the Suns.

Thompson now has an added motivation after he expressed his frustration on social media after the NBA didn’t select him for the 75th-anniversary team.

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The Warriors changed their home arena in 2019 to Chase Center in Oakland. But Klay hasn’t played at the Chase Center in front of the fans and it’ll be interesting to watch him play in front of a packed arena.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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