The Golden State Warriors’ medical team has cleared All-Star guard Klay Thompson to suit up in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
RT @gswstats: OFFICIAL: Klay Thompson has completed the NBA's concussion protocol and has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) June 2, 2015
Thompson was diagnosed with a concussion following a blow to the head in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, and the players’ union is now pushing for a review of the League’s concussion protocol.
Per the Mercury News:
Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.
Thompson suffered a concussion six days earlier in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals and was cleared Tuesday after practice. […] Earlier Tuesday, before completing the NBA’s concussion protocol, Thompson said he doesn’t think the concussion will throw off his rhythm because the length of the break before Game 1.
“I feel great, honestly,” Thompson said. “The past few days I feel like I’ve gotten my wind back.”