Victim of a ruptured Achilles tendon, the All Star back of Golden State will follow a second season away from the courts.
Pessimism was in order on Wednesday. And there was no good surprise. Victim of a right leg injury in training, Klay Thompson was due to undergo an MRI on Thursday. The verdict is in. And it is terrible: Achilles tendon rupture according to ESPN. Perhaps the worst injury for a basketball player … Already out for all of last season with a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament in the left knee contracted during the sixth game of the 2019 NBA Finals, against Toronto, the back of Golden State must make a cross for the 2020-21 fiscal year, which will begin on December 22. Adrian Wojnarowski specifies that given the nature of the injury, Thompson must ultimately regain all of his means.
In the meantime, it is obviously a huge blow for the principal concerned, who will spend a second consecutive season far from the parquet floors, but also for his club, which had great ambitions for the coming season with the return of the Splash Brothers and Draymond Green loyal to the post. Bob Myers still had to work hard to complete his workforce, but the base was there. Remember that the Dubs drew second in the Draft Wednesday. They took the opportunity to attract the promising interior of the University of Memphis James Wiseman. From laughter to tears.
What about the Warriors in 2020-21?
“We are optimistic and worried at the same time, said Bob Myers on Wednesday, when we did not yet know the severity of the injury. Until we have information tomorrow (this Thursday), I’m just going to be hoping for some good news. If you can wait 24 hours, I can answer your questions and have a better press conference. Or worse, we’ll see… ”It will be worse. And the Californian club must now make strategic decisions: go all-in and take advantage of Curry’s last years at the very top level to try to win now, or wait for his back-row partner to return? Triple NBA champion Klay Thompton, 30, turns 19.5 points, almost 42% long-distance success, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 career assists (615 games). He’s one of the best shooters in NBA history.
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