Warriors’ Klay Thompson held out in loss to Magic due to knee soreness; Steve Kerr calls move ‘precautionary’


Throughout the season, the Golden State Warriors have had players dropping out due to injury, and their music player game continued Saturday night against the Orlando Magic.

Warriors brought back two key members for their 115–101 loss to Orlando at Andre Iguodala and Andrew Wiggins. Iguodala made his debut in the game this season, and Wiggins played in his first game more than a month after missing the previous 15 competitions with an adductor injury and then illness. But while these players entered the roster, another left.

Clay Thompson was ruled out games shortly before kick-off due to pain in his left knee. The news caused concern, given that the left knee is the knee in which Thompson suffered an ACL tear in 2019. However, the problems do not seem too serious. After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr called move sit down Thompson “precautionarily” after Thompson felt some soreness during the warm-up. He added that he does not expect this to be a long-term problem.

It makes sense for the Warriors to be careful when it comes to Thompson as they obviously want to keep him healthy for what they hope will be another deep playoff run. Thompson has been mostly healthy this season so far, as he has started in 31 of Golden State’s 40 games. Donte Di Vincenzo took Thompson’s place in the starting lineup on Saturday night.

Before missing the game against Orlando, Thompson was on a roll. He scored over 30 points in each of his previous three games, as evidenced by a 54-point game against the Atlanta Hawks on January 2. In the season, he averages 20.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 38 percent from long range. . Now his status in the future will need to be monitored.

The good news for the Warriors is that their other star guard, Steph Curry, coming back to the game next week. Curry has been out of action since mid-December with a shoulder injury, and his return will be a big boost for the Warriors, who have managed to stay in the Western Conference playoffs despite his absence.

Source: www.cbssports.com