It’s looking like Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson will be out longer than originally expected for his ACL injury. The guard tore his left ACL during game six of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in June. A month later he had surgery to repair it and is currently still recovering.
It was previously thought that Thompson would be out until at least the All-Star break in February. However, Warriors coach Steve Kerr broke some disappointing news during a recent interview with NBC Sports.
“It’s unlikely that he’s going to play this year. So we have to understand that,” said Kerr. “You have to look at it realistically. I had an ACL [tear] in college, and I missed a whole season. Generally, an ACL for a basketball player is a full-year recovery.”
Thompson signed a five-year, $190 million contract during the offseason to remain with the Warriors. Hopefully, he gets back to playing soon. The Warriors open their regular season on October 24th against the LA Clippers.