Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors announced that their guard Klay Thompson could miss up to two weeks with a fractured right thumb.
Thompson suffered the injury in the Warriors’ Sunday loss against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He suffered the injury in the second quarter, but he played through it. Now, Thompson could potentially miss the next seven games. While Thompson is expected to miss two weeks, he will be re-evaluated on March 22.
Currently this season Thompson has missed only one game prior to his thumb injury. He sat out in a January game against the L.A Clippers.
The news of Klay Thompson’s injury came after the Warriors announced that Steph Curry will be out for another week.
Last week, Steph Curry re-injured his right ankle in a game against the San Antonio Spurs. On Tuesday, the Warriors said Curry would be re-evaluated in a week. This means the Warriors will not have their starting guards (Steph Curry and Klay Thompson) for at least 4 games.
The Warriors have had their share of injuries as of late. The “Splash Brothers” are dealing with injuries, but they are not the only ones. Draymond Green missed yesterday’s game with right shoulder soreness. David West is out with a right arm cyst, and Patrick McCaw is out with out with a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist. Andre Iguodala was out with a left wrist sprain, but is expected to return.
The Warriors are two games behind the Houston Rockets. The Rockets are currently ranked first in the Western Conference. If the Warriors want to strive for the first seed, they must finish the regular season on a good note. It won’t be easy, and injuries do not help, but the Warriors are a championship team. They have what it takes to accomplish this task.