Warriors' Klay Thompson suffers season-ending Achilles tear

Liz Roscher
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The Golden State Warriors have gotten the worst possible news about Klay Thompson. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Thompson suffered an Achilles tear on Wednesday and will miss the entirety of the 2020-2021 season.

Thompson, 30, injured his leg during a scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon, according to Haynes. There was instant fear that Thompson suffered a significant leg injury, and he was scheduled for an MRI on Thursday morning. Unfortunately, those fears were realized and Thompson will have to spend the better part of 2021 recovering and rehabbing the injury.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts in the first half against the Toronto Raptors during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Klay Thompson will miss his second straight season after tearing his Achilles on Wednesday. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

This will be the second straight season Thompson will miss due to injury. He tore his ACL during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, which the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors. He didn’t play during the 2019-2020 season.

The Warriors, who also had to deal with Steph Curry’s broken hand, finished 15-50 last season, by far the worst record in the NBA. Curry is expected to be back at full strength in the upcoming season, which starts Dec. 22, but he’ll have to help the Warriors get back into top form without the five-time All-Star by his side.

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