Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Monday that Thompson (Achilles) isn't at full contact yet, but he is starting to run again, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Kerr said it is a "huge psychological boost" for Thompson to start running again, but he is still "a ways away from actually playing basketball in a 5-on-5 setting." The Warriors will likely be extremely cautious bringing the 6-foot-6 shooting guard back to speed, as he hasn't played in over two years due to rehabbing from a torn ACL and now a torn Achilles. The hope is that he'll be ready to go before the start of next season, though Warriors executive Bob Myers that it's possible Thompson's recovery could bleed into the 2021-22 regular season.
Warriors executive Bob Myers implied Monday that Thompson (Achilles) may not be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. While it's very possible Myers is simply tempering expectations for the star guard, if the season begins at its regular time (late October), Thompson will have had less than a full calendar year to recover from the torn Achilles that sidelined him for the entire 2020-21 campaign. Considering Thompson also missed all of 2019-20 while working back from a torn ACL, the Warriors will likely be extremely cautious in bringing him back up to speed. When asked about the possibility of Thompson playing on Opening Night, Myers responded, "I don't know if that will be realistic or not."
Thompson (Achilles) spoke with reporters Sunday, saying that his goal is to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 season, Kendra Andrews of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Thompson also said his Achilles tear in November happened on a jump shot that he practices daily. The 30-year-old continues to progress in his recovery and has even taken to swimming in the San Francisco Bay as part of the recovery process, Wes Goldberg of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Thompson is targeting opening day of next season for his return, which should mark around one year since he first suffered the injury.
Thompson (Achilles) recently shed his walking boot and remains on schedule in his recovery, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Thompson continues to take steps in the right direction, though he's far from being cleared to make a return. Still, it's good to see the All-Star guard make steady progress after suffering another devastating injury.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Monday that Thompson (Achilles) will be cleared to resume running in a pool next week, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports. Kerr also noted that "the worst" of Thompson's rehab process is behind him, as the 30-year-old is now nearly two months removed from the torn right Achilles' tendon he suffered in an offseason workout. While Kerr's comments about Thompson's post-surgery rehab are encouraging, the shooting guard still has a long road ahead of him, so he's not expected to return until at least next season's training camp.
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