Klay Thompson is in the early, early stages of the rehab process for his torn right Achilles, but so far, everything is going as planned.
Mychal Thompson, father of the Warriors star, posted the latest update on his son in a Twitter response Monday.
Dub Nation and NBA fans everywhere were excited at the thought of seeing Klay and Steph Curry playing together again this season, but those dreams were dashed when the five-time NBA All-Star sustained the Achilles injury on Nov. 18 during a pick-up game with other NBA players in Southern California.
Now everyone has to wait until the 2021-22 NBA season to see the Splash Brothers wreak havoc on opponents.
On New Year's Eve, Klay spoke to his fans in a video posted by his sneaker sponsor, Anta. Donning a walking boot, the shooting guard provided an update on his health and recovery.
"I miss you guys, and unfortunately with the circumstances of 2020, I wasn't able to make the KT tour happen," Thompson said in the video. "But hopefully in the near future, it will happen and I will be healthy, 100 percent, after my full Achilles recovery. 2020 has been rough for me as well, suffering another injury that happened while I was doing what I love, playing the game I love, basketball, and unfortunately I can't play this year.
"But you guys give me so much love and so much inspiration for that video you made me. Reaching out, that really meant a lot. It made me quite emotional, especially post-surgery, and it just inspires me to keep going, which I will. There's so much great basketball ahead for not only myself, but the Warriors, and championships to be played [for] and hopefully won. And with that, I would like to say goodbye to 2020, and we are so welcoming to 2021 for some new, fresh beginnings."
Klay first broke his silence on Dec. 22, more than a month after suffering his injury, by posting a lengthy message on Instagram.
The Warriors hope Klay soon will join the team and continue his rehab while spreading his joy for life. In the meantime, he's keeping an eye on Curry and was stoked when his teammate scored a career-high 62 points Sunday.