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Klay Thompson injury update: Steve Kerr says ‘it’s unlikely’ Warriors star will play this season

Steve Kerr seems to be preparing for a season without Klay Thompson.

The Warriors star tore his ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in June, so it was expected that he would miss a significant amount of time.

Even through reports surfaced that he could be back after the All-Star Break in 2020, Kerr is taking a more pragmatic approach to Thompson’s recovery.

“It’s unlikely that he’s going to play this year. So we have to understand that,” the Warriors coach said on NBC Sports Bay Area. “You have to look at it realistically. I had an ACL [tear] in college, and I missed a whole season. Generally, an ACL for a basketball player is a full year recovery, and if it’s a full year for Klay, that puts them out for the season.

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