SAN FRANCISCO, United States (AFP) — Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson is expected to miss the entire 2020-2021 NBA season after suffering a torn right Achilles tendon, the team announced on Thursday.
Thompson — who missed all of last season after a knee injury sustained in the 2019 NBA Finals — had limped out of a workout on Wednesday with an injury to his right leg.
An MRI scan early Thursday confirmed Thompson’s season-ending torn Achilles.
“Klay Thompson suffered a torn right Achilles tendon, an MRI confirmed today in Los Angeles,” the Warriors announced on Twitter.
“Thompson suffered the injury in a workout yesterday in Southern California. He is expected to miss the 2020-21 season.”
News of Thompson’s latest injury had prompted an outpouring of concern across the NBA on Wednesday with players lining up to offer words of support to the 30-year-old five-time All-Star.
Thompson was a key part of the Warriors team that dominated the league with NBA titles in 2015, 2017 and 2018.
His latest injury is a devastating blow to the Warriors as they look to bounce back after failing to make the playoffs in the 2019-2020 campaign.
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