Kerr: Klay is ‘unlikely’ to play this season

Guard is 4 months out from ACL surgery

Karl Buscheck
October 22, 2019 - 8:06 am

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Steve Kerr isn’t expecting to see Klay Thompson, currently on the mend from a torn ACL, on the floor this season.

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"It's unlikely that he's going to play this year," Kerr told Logan Murdock of NBC Sports Bay Area. "So we have to understand that."

Thompson, who sustained his injury in Game 6 of the Finals on June 13, underwent surgery on July 11. Historically, it takes NBA players nearly 12 months to return from ACL tears.

While the timeline doesn’t leave much room for hope, the Warriors haven’t officially ruled out Thompson.

“We've kind of left the door open in case the rehab goes perfectly and the doctors say he can go,” Kerr said. “But the reality is, on April 1, that’s the nine-month mark.”

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