Golden State Warriors player Klay Thompson reportedly tore his ACL during a hard fought game against the Toronto Raptors during Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
“Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, his agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN,” wrote ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.
This heartbreaking news came a few hours after it was announced that Golden State’s Kevin Durant would be out for the 2019-2020 NBA season after injuring his Achilles in Game 5, which required immediate surgery.
Thompson’s injury occurred during the third quarter of last night’s nail-biter (Jun. 13). With just under three minutes left in the quarter, the shooting guard was fouled by Toronto’s Danny Green.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr reportedly said that Thompson just needed a “two minute rest” after receiving assistance off the court. While clearly injured, he came back and was still able to make both free throws, ultimately finishing the game with 30 points. He reportedly left the Oracle Arena on crutches.
Golden State’s Klay Thompson has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, his agent Greg Lawrence tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 14, 2019