Klay Thompson out for the 2020-21 NBA season : Klay Thompson suffers a season ending injury, just like Steph Curry and Kevin Durant have in the past.
This past morning, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported news of Klay Thompson’s right Achilles tear. He was working out in SoCal, preparing for his return in the 2020-21 NBA season when it was reported he had sustained a major right leg injury.
This isn’t Klay’s first season ending injury as he had a left ACL tear in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. This is also not the Golden State Warriors’ first star player going down with a serious injury, in the past year and a half.
The ‘Warriors big 3’ have all sustained near season ending injuries.
Almost as if the Warriors ‘sold their soul’ in exchange for championship banners, multiple generational talents on their team suffered devastating injuries.
Kevin Durant ruptured his right Achilles in the 2019 NBA Finals after a solid 10 minutes of action in Game 5. He had been averaging 32 points throughout the 2019 Playoffs until his injury.
He has now been a Brooklyn Net for well over a year and is yet to hit the court for the Nets. The same could be said for Demarcus Cousins as he tore his ACL in his left knee last year. The Lakers signed him but he did not play a single minute for the 2020 champs.
Steph Curry was sidelined for months on end after breaking his left hand against the Phoenix Suns last season. He did however return in March but only played one game as the season got called off due to COVID-19.
Klay Thompson is the fourth 2017-18 All-Star to suffer a ruptured Achilles, joining DeMarcus Cousins, John Wall and Kevin Durant. I’m not sure what to make of that, but I can’t imagine a spate of Achilles tears to stars like this has ever happened.
— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) November 19, 2020
When will Klay Thompson return?
The Warriors have not set out a proper timetable for his return as of yet. The only information available is that Klay has been effectively ruled out for the 2020-21 NBA season.