Golden State Warrior‘s superstar Klay Thompson has reportedly suffered a fractured right thumb which could have the sharpshooter sidelined for several weeks or more.
Here is video of the Klay Thompson thumb injury from Sunday. Came late in the first half. Played through it. Warriors fear absence could be longer than initially expected, per @ThompsonScribe. pic.twitter.com/TYPNcBy1TT
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 14, 2018
The injury occurred in the 2nd quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Thompson reportedly played through the pain until the buzzer sounded at the end of the contest.
Warriors are concerned Klay Thompson’s thumb injury could cost him weeks and not days. (via The Athletic)
— NBA SKITS (@NBA_Skits) March 14, 2018
The team seems to be dealing with the 6-foot-6 sharpshooter’s injury very cautiously and plan to have him sit out at least two weeks and rest his thumb, which will mean that Thompson will miss seven games if all goes according to plan. Thompson has missed only one other game this season, when the Warriors faced the Los Angeles Clippers in early January.
Klay will not be the only all-star missing from the line-up for Golden State as the front office has stated that both Stephen Curry and Draymond Green will sit out Wednesday’s matchup versus the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-time MVP Curry is slated to be re-evaluated on Tuesday by doctors for his sprained right ankle injury .
#Warriors Injury Alert 🚨
-Klay Thompson will miss an extended period of time with his thumb injury
-Steph Curry remains out, Draymond out tonight too
-Quinn Cook, Nick Young solid value plays
-Kevin Durant’s usage should be off the charts
-Omri Casspi may be needed tonight
— Fantasy Pipeline 🏀 (@FP_NBA) March 14, 2018
The Warriors likely have given up the chase for number one seed in the West and seem to have put player health before home court advantage. Golden State enjoys a large amount of depth and losing some of their all-stars for several games likely won’t affect their current status in the standings. They currently sit in second place, trailing the Houston Rockets by two games and leading the third place team, the surging Portland Trailblazers, by a comfortable margin.
Klay Thompson has a right thumb injury that will cause him to miss some games. Expected to come back before the end of the month (via @ShamsCharania )
— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) March 14, 2018
All in all, Warriors fans should have nothing to fear since all of their injured players should return in time for the Playoffs, while a currently healthy Kevin Durant leads the squad in their absence.