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How long has Klay Thompson gone from being the last NBA star that made the Warriors back?

Klay Thompson is finally back in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but how long has he been injured? When was his last appearance in the NBA?

Klay Thompson has a pretty impressive resume for the Warriors and basketball in general.

He’s a three-time NBA champion, five-time All-Star champion, and has an Olympic Gold medal (Rio 2016) to his name.

The 31-year-old is one of the best shooting defenders in the league, but his career has faltered for a long time.

Two serious injuries meant Thompson couldn’t play for the Warriors – but he returned to action in Sunday’s 96-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

How long has Klay Thompson been injured in the NBA, and when was the last time he played?

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Klay Thompson is injured

Thompson’s injury nightmare began during the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors.

During Friday’s game on June 13, 2019, he injured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee after clumsily landing.

A torn ACL is one of the worst and scariest injuries to any athlete – with a time off of nearly a year in most cases.

The Warriors will lose 4-2 on aggregate to the Raptors.

After surgery and 15 months of convalescence, Thompson returned to the Warriors team to prepare for the 2020-21 season.

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However, in November 2020, he tore his Achilles tendon – preventing him from playing a full second season.

After missing both the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, Thompson is finally deemed fit enough to return to the Cavs in 2022.

In terms of how long Klay Thompson was sidelined, it was 941 days from his initial ACL injury on June 13, 2019 until his return on January 9, 2022.

How did he do in the game?

Thompson, who received a standing ovation when introduced before the game, played for 20 minutes.

Thompson scored 17 points for the Warriors and they won 96-82 to top the Western Conference.

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