Klay making 'good progress,' will partake in training camp drills
Klay Thompson has made "good progress" in his rehabilitation from an Achilles tear and will take part in "controlled drills" with the Golden State Warriors when training camp opens later this month, the team announced Monday.
Thompson remains on pace to return at some point during the upcoming season, but a specific timeframe "will be based on his continued progress."
It was reported in August that the Warriors were targeting their Christmas Day matchup against the Phoenix Suns as a return date for the 31-year-old.
Thompson hasn't played since June 13, 2019, when he tore the ACL in his left knee in Game 6 of The Finals against the Toronto Raptors. The injury caused him to miss the entire 2019-20 season. After returning to practice with the Warriors last fall, Thompson then tore his right Achilles during a pickup game in November, which sidelined him for a second consecutive campaign.
Golden State also announced center James Wiseman has made strides in his own rehabilitation and is expected to return during the 2021-22 campaign. Wiseman underwent surgery to repair a tear in his right meniscus in April. The Warriors expect him to take part in individual on-court activities in camp.