Update #2, 1:50 am: In a subsequent tweet, Wojnarowski has reported that Thompson’s knee injury could sideline him into March or April, 2020.
Update #1, 1:35 am: Klay Thompson has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson will not return to Game 6 after injuring his knee, the team’s public relations department has announced.
Thompson tweaked his left leg landing after a dunk attempt in the final minutes of the third quarter. Despite remaining on the floor while training staff tended to him, Thompson was able to shoot his free throws before leaving for the locker room.
Thompson nailed both of those free throws and was subsequently sent to the locker room for further examination. According to Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was surprised to hear Thompson shut down.
It stands to reason that the Warriors may have been on the cautious side with Thompson after what happened to Kevin Durant this series but, nonetheless, Thompson did end up leaving the arena on crutches.
Thompson had previously missed Game 3 of the NBA Finals with a strained left hamstring.