Good news for the back of the Warriors who will be able to participate in specific workshops at the next training camp.
Broke in the middle of his bonus in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors, Klay Thompson has spent the last two seasons in rehabilitation. Knee cruciate ligament surgery in 2019, the back then ruptured the Achilles tendon on November 25. After many months in the infirmary, Thompson will be back during the season. The lights finally seem green for him, since the medical staff of the Warriors has confirmed his presence at the training camp. The five-time All Star will of course not yet be able to play 5×5, but he will participate in specific workshops with his teammates. The precise date of his return will depend on his progress over the next few weeks. In August, Golden State was counting on a cover for Christmas Daywith the reception of the Suns. An objective that remains to be confirmed.
Klay Thompson, who has missed the last two seasons due to a torn left ACL and a torn right Achilles, has made good progress during his rehabilitation over the course of the summer and is on pace to return for the 2021-22 season. pic.twitter.com/lA9N45s7ma— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) September 20, 2021
The other injured in the group, James Wiseman, will also be present at training camp. Operated in mid-April for a tear in the right meniscus, the interior only participated in 39 games last season. Like Thompson, the sophomore will be supervised during the training camp with personalized exercises. His return to full training will be reassessed after October 15, when he should be able to fully jump on his operated knee. The Warriors are testing several players this week, who are likely to join the training camp. In addition to point guard Isaiah Thomas announced last Friday, the franchise will be working with free agents Avery Bradley and Quinn Cook.