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There's been one constant by Klay Thompson's side as he rehabs his surgically-repaired left ACL.

Rocco, Thompson's bulldog, always has been there cheering on his best friend.

On Thursday, Thompson was doing weight training and posted this video on Instagram.

As you can see, Rocco is providing great "moral support" for the Warriors' superstar.

This isn't the first time Rocco has joined Thompson during his journey back to full health. Shortly after Thompson had surgery on his left ACL last July 2, he posted a photo of Rocco sitting next to him while he rehabbed.

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A few weeks later, Thompson posted a video of Rocco essentially sitting in his lap while a physical therapist worked on his knee.

Thompson has passed the one-year mark since he tore his ACL against the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.

In June, Thompson was medically cleared to resume training without restrictions, and has been conducting thorough workouts in recent weeks.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr even drove up from San Diego in June to watch Thompson work out.

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"It was great to see him," Kerr recently saidย on KNBR's "Tolbert, Kreuger & Brooks" show. "He looked great. He was moving well and, as you would expect, just knocking down [shots]. So, he looked good. He's not playing 'live' yet, he hasn't done any contact stuff, but that's kind of the final step and there's obviously plenty of time for that. He's right on schedule, and everything's going well."

With the NBA's schedule pushed back by the coronavirus pandemic, and the 2020-21 season not expected to start until December at the earliest, Thompson will go at least 18 months between NBA games.

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With Thompson and backcourt running mate Steph Curry expected to be fully healthy next season, the Warriors hopeย to return to NBA title contention.

Thompson has a few more months to get his knee right before he has to report for Warriors' training camp. You know Rocco will be there with him every step of the way.