Klay Thompson was one of the key players for Golden State Warriors whose injury caused them the NBA 2019 finals. Thompson tore his ACL in the sixth final game against the Toronto Raptors and had been in rehab since then. While most of the sports analysts predict that Thompson will recover and join the Warriors soon, medical experts have a totally different opinion.
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Dr. Tim Hewett, who is a specialist knee doctor studying knee bio-mechanics has advised Klay Thompson to sit out from the NBA and take retirement. The doctor believes that another injury could prove very fatal to Thompson and he should retire from the Warriors for his own safety.
Expert Knee Doctor on Klay Thompson ACL Injury
Dr. Hewett and Dr. Christopher Nagelli are studying the NBA players who have suffered from an ACL injury and found that they should not return to active play for at least two years. Klay Thompson has expressed his desire to play basketball for Team USA in the 2020 Olympics, but he should not get back on the court for two years.
Experienced doctors have recommended that Klay Thompson, as well as any other athletes should wait TWO YEARS before returning to action after ACL injury.
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The doctor has clearly stated that it is not personal opinion and he is just simply stating the facts based on science and medical research. Dr. Hewett has requested to share his views with Klay Thompson so that he give it a thought and decides to take an interim retirement from NBA and the Warriors.
Klay Thompson Retirement and Warriors Contract
Golden State Warriors signed Klay Thompson for a max contract despite his ACL injury and now a lot of money is at stake. Thompson has a five-year contract worth $190 million and it is important how they use him. If the Warriors are really smart, they will let Klay retire until he is hundred percent healthy or a single injury can mean a permanent retirement.
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Thompson had an average of 21.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.4 assists in the last season. The NBA All-Star also shot 46.7 percent from the field and 40.2 percent of three-pointers. The Warriors are in a tough phase and they should decide what they intend to do with Klay Thompson soon.