Golden State guard Klay Thompson injured his right leg Wednesday during a workout in Southern California.
The team announced the injury without providing further details about the severity or any timeline for his availability with training camp starting Dec. 1 and the season beginning Dec. 22. It was unclear how this might affect Golden State’s draft decisions. The Warriors selected big man James Wiseman with the No. 2 pick.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered a leg injury today during a workout in Southern California. No other details are available at this time. We will provide further updates as appropriate.
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 18, 2020
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Sham Charania report that Thompson will undergo testing to determine the severity of the injury. Charania adds that Thompson “was unable to place weight on his lower leg injury leaving the gym today.”
Meanwhile, sources tell Yahoo’s Chris Hayes that the fear is Thompson suffered a significant Achilles’ injury.
Appearing on NBC Sports Bay Area following the Draft, Warriors GM Bob Myers says he spoke to Thompson earlier in the day.
“We don’t know the extent of it,” said Myers, who appeared visibly upset and emotionally exhausted. “It’s hard to say. I’m hoping for the best … I can confirm the injury is to his right leg.”
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) November 19, 2020
Thompson didn’t play at all during the coronavirus-shortened season this year as he worked back from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee. He suffered that injury in the deciding Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.
Word of Thompson’s injury spread quickly across the NBA on Draft night, with players expressing concern and well wishes on social media.
Prayers up for my brother @KlayThompson 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) November 19, 2020
Praying a lot @KlayThompson is cool!! Like it’s super minor. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 18, 2020
Praying for you bro 🙏🏾 @KlayThompson
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) November 19, 2020
Damn hope you good bruh @KlayThompson 🙏🏽
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) November 19, 2020
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) November 18, 2020
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.