Klay Thompson, who is working toward a comeback, will be cleared for full practice over the next month or so, according to Shams Charania.
“From there, it’s going to be about him ramping up and him rehabbing, continue to figure out at what pace do they want to bring him back and when do they feel comfortable with him back,” said Charania. “It’s not just gonna be he gets cleared for practice after two major injuries and then just goes into playing, so there will be a ramp-up period.”
There is no concrete timetable for Thompson’s return, but somewhere in the December/January range seems like a possibility.
The Warriors will ultimately be cautious with their star.
A previous report stated that there was a possible target date of Christmas Day for the return of Thompson.
The 31-year-old first suffered a torn ACL in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals and missed the entire 2019-20 season.
Just when Thompson was almost fully recovered from that injury, he then tore his Achilles in a pickup game in Southern California in November 2020 and missed the 2020-21 season.
A timeline of how many games he has missed in the last few years:
- 2017-18: 9 games
- 2018-19: 4 games
- 2019-20: Entire season
- 2020-21: Entire season
Whenever Thompson makes his much anticipated return to live game action, it will be a pleasant sight for the league and fans alike.