The Golden State Warriors got word that Klay Thompson has torn his Achilles. It’s horrible news, but there is one small silver lining.
There’s nothing more disappointing to Dub Nation than having to wait another season to see Klay Thompson back in action. He was a fan favorite for many Golden State Warriors faithful.
His electric play along with his enjoyable personality has captivated the fanbase for the last several seasons. Well, now they’ll have to watch him go through yet another horrible lower-leg injury.
First, Thompson tore his ACL against the Raptors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when he went up for a dunk on Danny Green. Now, he’ll have to work through a second major injury, an Achilles tear.
It’s a brutal injury that could have over a year-long recovery. Thankfully, there is one small silver lining, and that is that Thompson is expected to make a full recovery, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Thompson is a five-time All-star. He’s one of the best shooters to ever grace the hardwood. Having had some of the most electric performances in recent history, it won’t just be the Warriors who miss this beloved player.
The NBA is going to miss Thompson, but the good news is that he will be fine if he’s going to return and be dedicated to the long road ahead. Having scored over 20 points per game for the last five seasons that he’s played in, it was paramount to the team’s success that he returned.
After a 15-wins season, Dub Nation was ready to get back to their winning ways. While that may still happen as Stephen Curry is back and healthy, it won’t be as dynamic of a comeback without Thompson on the court as well.
Fans will have to continue to be patient as the wait for Thompson to return will certainly be worth it.