INTERNATIONAL.PERDANANEWS.COM – Klay Thompson Suffers Apparent Lower Leg Injury. The Golden State Warriors’ once-durable star player has experienced another injury. The team confirmed that Klay Thompson injured his leg during a workout on Wednesday in Southern California.
Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson suffered an apparent lower leg injury today and is undergoing tests to determine the severity of the injury, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Thompson was unable to place weight on the injrued leg when leaving the gym today, sources tell Charania (Twitter link).
Thompson sustained the injury during a workout in Southern California, notes ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). Woj hears from a source that the injury affects Thompson’s right leg (Twitter link).
The Warriors did not say which leg Thompson hurt, but ESPN reported it was his right leg. That is a notable distinction since Thompson injured his ACL in his left knee in a decisive Game 6 loss of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors, an injury that sidelined him for the entire 2019-20 season.
Thompson, 30, is one of the league’s best two-way wings, having averaged at least 20.0 PPG in each of his last five healthy seasons, earning All-Star nods in each of those five years. He’s a career 41.9% three-point shooter and is a strong perimeter defender. He’s entering the second season of a five-year, maximum-salary contract.
Thompson plans to receive an MRI on Thursday, a person familiar with the details told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about Thompson’s injury.
“No other details are available at this time,” the Warriors said in a statement. “We will provide further updates as appropriate.”