Klay Thompson Out Until At Least The All-Star Break

Basketball | 10/1/19

Golden State Warriors player Klay Thompson is going to be out for a while longer for his injury. Thompson tore his left ACL during game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in June. The team has given an update after his surgery and says there won’t be an update until the All-Star Break.

“We’ll have another update on him probably around the All-Star break. Don’t construe that as if we think he’ll be back by the All-Star break – that just means we’ll have an update then,” Warriors manager Bob Myers said.

During the offseason, he signed a five-year $190 million contract to stay with Golden State.

Thompson understands that an ACL injury is serious and can’t push back too soon.

“I’m going to do what the team says. And I’ve done my due diligence on rehabs and ACL injuries, and the last thing you want to do is rush back. As much as it kills me not to be on the court, patience is a virtue, and rushing back would be not very smart,” said Thompson in a statement.

The Warriors lost star player Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets in free agency. They added All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell via a sign-and-trade with the Nets.

“I think my style of play can adapt to anybody, and I’ve been watching D’Angelo for years now,” said Thompson. “I think he’s just going to have fun as far as playmaking and coming off those pick-and-rolls.”