Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson will be sidelined at least until the All-Star break in February, general manager Bob Myers announced Monday.
Myers added that the team will update his status around that point.
“We’ll have another update on him probably around the All-Star break,” Myers said. “Don’t construe that as if we think he’ll be back by the All-Star break. That just means we’ll have an update then.”
The math adds up to the Warriors playing at least 55 games without Thompson, who sustained a torn ACL during Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in June.
The injury didn’t stop Golden State from signing the five-time All-Star to a five-year, $190 million max extension the following month.
Thompson averaged 21.5 points per game last season during his eighth year with the Warriors. He was selected by Golden State with the 11th overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft out of Washington State.
The 29-year-old Thompson has averaged 20 or more points in each of the past five seasons and made more than 200 3-pointers in seven consecutive campaigns.
Thompson made 241 3-pointers last season, his third most behind 276 in 2015-16 and 268 in 2016-17. He holds the single-game record of 14, set last season against the Chicago Bulls.