According to ESPN, Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors fractured his right thumb. Thompson could miss up to two weeks, but his injury will re-evaluate next Thursday.
Klay Thompson suffered his injury in the second quarter of the Warriors’ game against the Timberwolves. However, he played through it. The Warriors lost to the Timberwolves 109-103. Steph Curry missed this game due to a lingering ankle injury. Curry was expected to return, but ESPN also reported Curry is expected to miss another week. With Thompson’s injury, the Warriors will be without the “Splash Brothers” for at least more games.
Prior this injury, Thompson only missed one game this season. He sat out in a game against the L.A Clippers in January. Thompson sat out for rest rather than injury.
If Thompson misses two weeks, he will miss the next seven games. The Golden State Warriors are currently second in the Western Conference. The Warriors are two games behind the Houston Rockets and are on a two-game losing streak.
Warriors Forward Draymond Green will be expected to miss tonight’s game with right shoulder soreness. The Warriors are dealing with their share of injuries. The injuries are not severe, but they are coming at a bad time. The Warriors are safe at the second seed. They have a ten game lead on the Portland Trailblazers, who are third in the conference. But, if they want to catch the Rockets, the injuries could impact their chances. The Rockets are a tough team that can give the Warriors problems. The defending champion Warriors should strive for the first seed and home court advantage. That way, if they face the Rockets in the playoffs, they will have a potential advantage.
The end of the season is getting closer. It will be here before you know it. The Warriors should strive to finish the season on a good note and go for the first seed. It won’t be pretty, but it will be possible. If they don’t get the first seed, it is not the time to panic. The Warriors are an experienced championship team. They can win, but the Rockets will be a challenge. As long as the Warriors are healthy, they have a chance.