Report: Warriors' Klay Thompson feared to have Achilles injury originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
Klay Thompson's anticipated return to NBA action might be put on hold a little longer.
The Warriors shooting guard has reportedly suffered a lower leg injury and will undergo tests to determine the severity of it, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported that the injury is feared to be a significant Achilles injury. His MRI is scheduled for Thursday morning.
Yahoo Sources: The fear is Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson has suffered a significant Achilles injury. An MRI scheduled for tomorrow morning.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) November 19, 2020
A three-time All-Star, Thompson missed the entire 2019-20 NBA season while recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury he suffered in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.
Thompson's latest injury is reportedly in his right leg, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, not the same leg he injured last June.
Thompson's possible injury involves his lower right leg today, source tells ESPN. Again, his ACL had been on his left knee. https://t.co/V5JTcG9pBy
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 18, 2020
Thompson is under contract with Golden State through the 2023-24 season, as he signed a five-year, nearly $190 million deal to remain with the Warriors last summer.
After finishing with the worst winning percentage in the NBA last season, the Warriors are expected to be right back in championship contention this year with the return of Thompson, Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, all whom missed significant time last year.
If Thompson is forced to miss significant time once again, Golden State's title hopes will once again take a drastic hit.