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Klay Thompson and the Warriors received some good news on Monday morning.
The MRI on Thompson's right knee came back clean, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
So when will the five-time All-Star return to game action? That all depends on one thing:
Thompson is expected to be day-to-day with a return based on how quickly he regains range of motion in his knee, league sources said. https://t.co/VmxG2xu1n9— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 4, 2019
Thompson hurt his knee last Thursday against the Magic when he drove to the basket and fell to the ground. Here is the video:
Here’s the play that Klay Thompson tweaked his right knee. Looks like some knee-to-knee contact on the side, then it bangs down on the court. pic.twitter.com/4q6NjMLbTa— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) March 3, 2019
Soon thereafter, the Warriors called timeout and Thompson was subbed out of the game. But he returned for the final 3:39 and spoke to reporters after the loss.
Golden State elected to sit the two-time All-NBA selection on Saturday night in Philadelphia. As Steve Kerr told reporters after shootaround that day: "It doesn't make sense to play him."
Will Thompson play on Tuesday night against the Celtics? You can expect the Warriors' head coach to provide some sort of update after practice on Monday afternoon.