Warriors’ Klay Thompson out of boot, recovery on schedule from Achilles tear

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Klay Thompson, out this season with an Achilles tear, recently got out of his walking boot and is on schedule with his recovery, according to Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

“Getting the boot off is a milestone,” Kerr said Monday before Monday’s game in San Antonio. “I’m not sure what’s next.”

Thompson, who on Monday turned 31, mentioned during a Warriors broadcast last week that, once out of his boot, he’d begin mobility work for his ankle.

Thompson is with the team during its current four-game trip through Dallas and San Antonio. It is the first time he’s accompanied the team on the road since tearing his Achilles during a private workout in Los Angeles in November.

After missing the entire 2019-20 season recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the 2019 Finals, this will be the second straight season Thompson misses with a lower body injury.

Though time tables can vary, Achilles tears typically take 9-12 months for recovery. Kevin Durant, who tore his Achilles during the 2019 Finals, is playing at an All-Star level for the Nets after missing the entire 2019-20 campaign.

Contributed by local news sources

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