Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson seems to be getting some moral support from his bulldog Rocco as he intensifies his rehabilitation process.
It has been just over a year since Thompson underwent surgery on his left ACL after suffering the injury during last year’s finals series against Toronto Raptors.
On Thursday, Thompson posted a video on Instagram wherein he was doing some drills while his dog was watching. “Rocco’s a great rehab dog,” he wrote. “Never willing to put in the work but always there for moral support.”
It was only in the last month that Thompson was cleared for training without any restrictions. As Thompson started training, Warriors coach Steve Kerr paid a visit to watch his star man.
“It was great to see him,” Kerr recently told KNBR’s “Tolbert, Kreuger & Brooks” (H/T NBC Sports). “He looked great. He was moving well and, as you would expect, just knocking down [shots]. So, he looked good. He’s not playing ‘live’ yet, he hasn’t done any contact stuff, but that’s kind of the final step and there’s obviously plenty of time for that. He’s right on schedule, and everything’s going well.”
Thompson’s absence, among others, has served as one of the reasons for the Warriors dip this season. After having reached five consecutive NBA finals, the Warriors were the first team to get eliminated this season. Prior to the league’s suspension, the Warriors were at the bottom of the Western Conference with the worst record in the NBA.
Not being in action for one complete season hasn’t been easy for Thompson, but he seems ready to come back strongly. In a recent video obtained from Twitter, Thompson talked about how an ancient Chinese medical center helped him in his rehab.
“My mind and body are 100% ready to get back on the court,” he said in the video.
With a fully fit side, the Warriors will be looking to bounce back strongly next season.