Klay Thompson to participate in controlled exercises at training camp – NBC Bay Area
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Klay Thompson can’t wait to come back on an NBA field after missing the last two seasons with serious leg injuries, and on Monday, the Warriors released the latest update on the rehab shooting guard.
Thompson is making “good progress,” the Warriors said, and is set to return at some point in the coming season.
Earlier this year, Warriors president Bob Myers first mentioned in December as a possible return for Thompson, and ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne recently reported that the team is aiming his showdown on christmas day against the Phoenix Suns for the long-awaited first game of the five-time All-Star.
When the Warriors open training camp next week, Thompson will not yet be fully participating in training, but he will participate in “various controlled drills” until he is ready to take the next step.
Golden State Warriors goalie Klay Thompson, who has missed the past two seasons with a torn left ACL and a torn right Achilles tendon, has made good progress during his rehabilitation during the l ‘summer and is set to return for the 2021-22 season, “the Warriors wrote in a statement Monday. “The exact time of his return this season will be based on his continued progress. Thompson, who underwent surgery on his right Achilles on November 25, 2020, is expected to participate in various controlled exercises during training camp. His return to training. full will be determined at a later date. “
Thompson last played in a game in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals when he tore his left ACL against the Toronto Raptors at Oracle Arena.
As he was set to return for the delayed start of the 2020-21 NBA season, Thompson tore his right Achilles in a basketball game on November 18, just hours before the Warriors center only selects James Wiseman with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Thompson has provided sporadic updates on his social media progress over the past few months, and he recently posted a video of himself. make 10 straight 3-point corners. A month ago he posted a video showing it hitting a 3 point wedge and run back down the court, looking like his old self.
Former Warriors teammate JaVale McGee believes the Warriors will get the “old” Klay when he returns, and Golden State will need this version of Thompson if he hopes return to pretender status in a busy Western Conference this season.