After not playing basketball for over two years, Golden State Warriors star Klay Thomspon is expected to return to action during the upcoming Christmas game, Ramona Shelburne of ESPN reports.

Klay Thompson

Klay  Thompson
Position: SG, SF
Age: 31
Height: 201 cm
Weight: 93 kg
Birth place: Los Angeles, United States of America

Back in June, Warriors' president Bob Myers said that Thompson's return in December is more than likely. However, now a specific comeback date was mentioned.

"He could come back a little bit before (Dec. 25), but in terms of getting his conditioning right, they’re targeting the Christmas Day game against the Suns. I know that sounds a little late to people, but he was injured on Nov. 18, so this is 13 months from an Achilles injury," Shelburne explained. 

The last time Thompson stepped foot on the NBA court was June 14, 2019, when the swingman tore his ACL in Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

After a one-year absence from pro basketball, Thompson was preparing for a return. However, right before the 2020-21 season tipped off, Thompson ruptured his Achilles tendon during practice.

Thompson averaged 21.5 points (40% 3PT), 3.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in the 2018-19 campaign.

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