It's been over a month since Klay Thompson suffered a season-ending tear to his right Achilles tendon during a pickup game in Southern California and the NBA community is yet to hear from the Splash Brother himself.
However, right before the Warriors' season-opener against the Brooklyn Nets, Thompson broke his silence with a heartfelt Instagram post, talking about his recovery from an ACL tear the year before, and promising Dub Nation to come back to the player he was before suffering two straight season-ending injuries.
I do not want to be writing this. My soul is in Brooklyn taking a pre game nap. Unfortunately, reality looks a bit different. Since June 13th, 2019 I have spent countless hours trying to regain the form I was in that you see pictured above, with a lot of heart ache along the way...I want DubNation to know I’m doing everything in my power to get back to who I was! I hate missing games - I prided myself on being out there every night for the fans and my teammates. Doesn’t matter if its regular or postseason. There’s a huge hole in my soul when I can’t do what I love and compete against the best players in the world. But I plan on playing for a long time and will continue to work every day to get back on the court and help my team bring more championships to the Bay.
Klay underwent successful surgery on his torn Achilles and is expected to make a full recovery and be 100 percent whenever the 21/22 NBA season kicks off. But first, he's in for another long, grueling rehab before he gets to play out his ninth season with the Warriors.
In the meantime, the revamped Dubs' roster, with Curry leading the charge, is ready to get Golden State back to title contention. They're off to a shaky start after losing the season opener against the Brooklyn Nets 125-99. It's safe to assume things would've gone much better had both of the Splash Brothers have been on the floor.
Unfortunately, we are a full season away from seeing that happen, but if his message is any indication, Klay should be able to come back the same player he was before the injuries. The whole NBA is rooting for him.