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Mychal Thompson issues message regarding Klay's torn Achilles

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An MRI on Thursday morning confirmed that Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon and he is expected to miss the entire 2020-21 NBA season.

Klay's father, Mychal, took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to issue a message.

There are no words to describe how devastating the injury is to the three-time NBA champion, who has not played in an NBA game since tearing his left ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

If we assume the 2021-22 season starts in late October, and if we assume Klay takes the floor for Opening Night, it will be well over 28 months between appearances for the five-time NBA All-Star.

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"I've never met anybody that doesn't like Klay," Golden State president of basketball operations Bob Myers told the media Thursday afternoon. "An opposing coach -- who I really admire and respect -- called and said, 'I'm very sorry about Klay.' I said, 'I think there are two players in the NBA that everybody likes and respects without a doubt -- Klay Thompson and Derrick Rose.' 

"Those two guys are universally beloved. And how your peers feel about you in life says more than anything else. I really believe that. You can't put into words what he means to our team, our fans, our coaching staff, his teammates."

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Klay -- who in July 2019 signed a five-year contract extension worth $190 million -- will turn 31 years old in February.

 

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