Klay Thompson Undergoes Successful Achilles Surgery

Golden State Warrior Klay Thompson has undergone surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon and from all accounts, it appears the surgery was a success.

The injury occurred after Thompson fell awkwardly during a pickup game last week in Los Angeles as the 'Splash Brother' was preparing for a bounce back season after missing the entire 2019-20 season recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in the NBA Finals the previous season.

Thompson's teammate and close friend, Stephen Curry admitted there were tears, and it's a gut punch, but he expects Thompson to come back as dominant as ever:

You feel for a guy who has worked so hard to get back on the court two-three weeks out of [training camp] and something like that happens. You need to have a big-picture mentality when something like this happens. It’s easier said than done going through a lot of rehab, but there is a lot of time left in his career. We’re going to be there through it all.

He’s the best 2-guard in the league. To get that call was a gut punch for sure. A lot of tears. You don’t really know what to say because a guy like that is having to go through two pretty serious rehabs now. But at the end of the day, we have to have his back. We hope that he is around and a part of what we do through his rehab and staying connected with us.

Look for the Splash Brothers to be reunited sometime in 2022.  

The Warriors, they applied for the disabled player exception, and will now have $9.5 million to spend on one player via trade or free-agency that doesn't count against the salary cap. 

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