In a late game for Sunday’s game, Warriors guard Klay Thompson will be on the field against the Utah Jazz, according to coach Steve Kerr.
Thompson is dealing with pain in her left knee that has been surgically repaired. However, according to Kerr, these are more of a precaution than serious, long-term problems.
“Nothing too worrisome. That’s just part of the caution,” Kerr said.
According to Kerr, it was Dr Rick Celebrini, the Warriors’ Director of Sports and Performance Medicine, who suggested that Thompson be benched.
“We were just having a game and he was planning to play when Rick came up to me and said we should keep Klay,” Kerr said. “So I didn’t realize that something was wrong and Rick said it would be wise to keep him because he has a knee injury.”
Since returning from ACL and Achilles injuries, Thompson has been restricted from playing anywhere from 18 to 24 minutes a game. Thompson will also not be playing return matches in the early stages of a return.
In his six games of the season, Thompson is averaging 14.7 points per game while shooting career-lowest scoring (37.2) and three-point percentage (30.2).
The news comes just in time for the seventh anniversary of Thompson scoring 37 points from 13-13 from the field and 9-9 from three in a half against the Sacramento Kings.
The Warriors are currently second in the Western Conference with a 33-13 record. They currently hold the home record in the national league with a score of 20-4 at home.
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