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Klay Thompson suffered a torn left ACL during the third quarter of the Warriors’ NBA Finals Game 6 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Thompson’s agent Greg Lawrence informed ESPN of the injury.
The injury to Thompson occurred with 2:22 remaining in the third quarter when he went up for a dunk on a fastbreak and landed awkardly on a foul by Raptors guard Danny Green.
Thompson was carried to the locker room, but returned to shoot the two free throws, which he made.
Yes, Thompson made two free throws on a torn ACL.
The Warriors then fouled to get Thompson out of the game. After examination, the Warriors ruled him out for the remainder of the game.
Thompson exited the arena on crutches.
It’s a huge blow for Thompson, who will become an unrestricted free agent on June 30 and is eligible to sign a contract worth around $190 million with the Warriors.
If the Warriors re-sign both Thompson and Kevin Durant, who ruptured his Achilles in Game5, they could play the entire 2019-20 season without both players.
Jordan Bell was the first Warriors player to comment on social media regarding Thompson’s injury.
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