SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday that star forward Klay Thompson underwent surgery for his right Achilles tendon that morning.
Klay Thompson underwent successful surgery earlier this morning to repair a torn right Achilles.READ MORE: Advocates for Immigrant Rights March From Santa Rosa to Healdsburg
The surgery, performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles, is expected to keep Klay sidelined for the entire 2020-21 NBA season. He is expected to make a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/VSKLqM10YY
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According to the team, Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles performed the surgery and while Thompson won’t be able to play the 2020-21 NBA season, he is expected to make a full recovery.
Thompson tore his Achilles the week before during a workout in L.A. The incident occurred just weeks away from the Warriors training camp for the 2020-2021 season.MORE NEWS: Improving Weather Conditions Allow Crews to Increase Containment of Fawn Fire to 35 %
This season was supposed to be Thompson’s comeback after sitting all last season after he tore the ACL in his left knee during Game 6 of the 2018-2019 NBA Finals. In the weeks before his Achilles injury, reporters witnessed Thompson working out and dunking basketballs.