We will still have to wait a few months to see Klay Thompson in action. The guard, who has not played since the 2019 Finals after suffering a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament and another in the Achilles tendon, could return to the courts on Christmas Day; reports Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.
The aforementioned journalist emphasizes that the recovery is going well, but that in the same way the Warriors point to Christmas Day against Phoenix Suns as the most likely moment for their desired return.
As for the date, Shelburne emphasizes that he could play earlier, but in that case there might not be a perfect conditioning and that the Californian franchise does not want to rush. In any case, it must be taken into account that the Achilles tendon injury occurred on November 18; I mean, I would return in 13 months.
Thompson’s return is one of the most anticipated in the NBA. After missing the entire 2020-21 season, not a few thought that together with Stephen Curry he would return the Warriors to the playoffs fight.
Finally it could not be when suffering a new extremely serious injury. With so much setback, the desire to see him play has not stopped growing; both by the public and by the franchise itself.
Everyone is clear that Thompson’s health is ahead of returning to action a few days sooner or later, but the player himself does not rule out, depending on how his conditioning is going and how he feels, to advance the date. According to Shelburne, Christmas Day is a conservative goal that, given the two seasons that he has been lost, can allow him to return with all the guarantees. (NBA Maniacs)