Warriors Klay Thompson Crosses Major Milestone in Recovery From Injury

Published 08/24/2021, 11:59 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Klay Thompson enters at the 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


The Golden State Warriors players and their fans won’t forget when the news about Klay Thompson tearing his Achilles broke out and that he would be missing another season. This meant more rehab and another surgery already lined up for the superstar, who wanted nothing more than to be on the court with his teammates and bring another championship to the franchise. But time flies and another season went by without Klay. However, it seems like his recovery is going pretty well and only some measures are left before his big comeback.

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Vital update on the Warriors’ superstar’s road to recovery

The Golden State Warriors, once again, were nowhere to be seen in the postseason. The only upside was that unlike last to last season, they at least managed to get themselves to the play-in tournament. Despite Stephen Curry‘s hard work, the Lakers were quick to kick them out of the race. But good news might be on the way for the Dubs, who are waiting for their other lifeline to return.

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Word on the street has been that Klay Thompson will be back on the court for the 2021-22 season. But exactly when is a mystery that hasn’t be solved it. Not very long ago, Bob Myers clarified that he can’t give any updates at least until camp starts off.

But Dr. Nirav Pandya seems to have some information about Klay’s recovery. He posted on Twitter, “Tomorrow, Klay Thompson will be at the 9-month mark after Achilles surgery. The next 3 months are about building back muscle that has been lost while the tendon healed; particularly through explosive activities like jumping / pivoting with eventual live practice.”

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Will Klay Thompson be as good as new?

Tearing an Achilles is one of the most brutal injuries that an athlete can go through. But Klay has been showing signs of a successful return here and there. While getting an update from a professional is one thing, fans being able to witness Klay back to practicing on the court is another sight for sore eyes altogether.

General manager Bob Myers speaks with Klay Thompson during a Golden State Warriors practice at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 before tomorrow’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)

Whether Klay will be as good as before will remain a question mark until he gets back on the roster, what we do know is the Warriors will definitely see a big boost. But if Klay returns, it won’t be early in the season. Whenever he does, the next step will be for them to figure out how to efficiently fit him in the new and improved roster.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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