Golden State’s Thompson Suffers Achilles Tendon Tear, To Miss 2020-2021 NBA Season
Golden State Warriors gunner Klay Thompson will miss his second consecutive season after reportedly suffering an Achilles tendon tear on his right leg, according to ESPN.
The All-Star guard underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test on Thursday (Friday in the Philippines) and it was confirmed that he sustained the season-ending injury.
Thompson, who sustained the injury during a workout Wednesday in Southern California, was told to expect that he will make a full recovery based on the type of his tear.
The 30-year-old Thompson was reportedly playing with several NBA players in Los Angeles and felt pain in the calf area when he landed on his leg.
This will be the second consecutive NBA season that Thompson will miss after sitting out the entire 2019-2020 NBA season due to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear on his left knee.
Thompson, a one-time Olympic and one-time FIBA World Cup gold medal winner, hurt his left knee during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the eventual champions Toronto Raptors.
Meanwhile, to make up for the absence of Thompson, the Warriors are in talks with Oklahoma City Thunder for a possible trade for guard Kelly Oubre Jr.
Oubre, who arrived to the Thunder earlier this week in a trade that send Chris Paul to the Phoenix Suns, was an all-around contributor during his stints with Washington Wizards and the Suns.