Klay Thompson returns with the Warriors 941 days after his last game

The supporters of the Golden State Warriors cheer on Klay Thompson (c) in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California (USA), this January 9, 2022. EFE / EPA / John G. Mabanglo

Los Angeles (USA), Jan 9 (EFE) .- Klay Thompson returned to play this Sunday with the Golden State Warriors after overcoming two very serious injuries and 941 days after his last meeting with the San Francisco team (USA). USA).
Thompson was part of the starting five in the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and received a huge ovation from the crowd at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
To round out the joy of the Warriors fans, Thompson hit a penetrating basket in his team’s first offensive action in this game.
The player had confirmed on Saturday that his expected return would happen this Sunday.
“I hate using the phrase ‘I can’t wait’ because I like being present in my life but I CAN’T WAIT to play in front of our fans again,” Thompson said in a message posted on the Warriors’ official Twitter account.
Three times NBA champion with the Warriors as part of one of the most legendary teams in the league in its entire career, Thompson had last played on June 13, 2019 in the sixth game of the Finals that would end up crowning the Toronto Raptors.
That day began his ordeal of injuries: first the anterior cruciate ligament was torn and then the achilles tendon was torn.
Those two very serious injuries left him without playing in the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons.
Regarded as one of the deadliest shooters in NBA history, Thompson now reinforces a Warriors who, after missing out of the “playoffs” in the past two years, are now one of the best teams in the league.
Before the day began on Sunday, the Warriors were second in the Western Conference (29-9) very close to the leaders, the Phoenix Suns (30-9).


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