Warriors’ Klay Thompson has successful Achilles tendon surgery

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Golden State Warriors forward Klay Thompson had successful Achilles tendon surgery on Wednesday. He had the operation on Thanksgiving Eve.

Thompson had the procedure done in Los Angeles, California. It is considered a successful operation.

Golden State Warriors forward Klay Thompson warms up before a game
Klay Thompson warms up before a game (Photo by the Golden State Warriors/Instagram)

Thompson was injured in Los Angeles on November 18th. Following tests, it was confirmed that he suffered a torn Achilles tendon on November 19th.

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“The surgery, performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles, is expected to keep Klay sidelined for the entire 2020-21 NBA season,” the Warriors said in a statement. “He is expected to make a full recovery.”

He has not played since the 2018-19 NBA season. In June 2019, he suffered a torn ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

During the 2018-19 NBA season, Thompson averaged 21.5 points per game. The 21.5 points per game was his highest since the 2016-17 season when he averaged 22.3 points per game.

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The Los Angeles, California-born player also averaged 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 78 starts. He also averaged 34 minutes per game.

In his NBA career, Thompson has appeared in 615 games, including 578 starts. He averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 33.1 minutes per contest. 

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