Klay Thompson will be missing another NBA season.
After going down with a lower-leg injury on Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors‘ worst fears were confirmed on Thursday morning following further tests that revealed Thompson suffered a season-ending Achilles tear.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN was first to report the news.
Source: Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a season-ending Achilles tear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
Golden State was hoping it would return to championship contention this season with Stephen Curry and Thompson both returning from injury along with the addition for No. 2 pick James Wiseman, but now they will have to overcome the loss of a major star for the second season in a row.
Even worse for the Warriors is that their championship window could be closing.
With Curry at 32, Draymond Green at 30, and Thompson suffering back-to-back season-ending injuries, we will have to wonder whether the Warriors will return to the form they once had as a dominant force in the league.