Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson would normally have had plenty of reason to be excited on Wednesday since his team clinched a spot in the NBA Finals.
However, he suffered a concussion in Game 5 against the Houston Rockets and was seen vomiting while experiencing concussion-like symptoms.
He had taken a blow to the head as Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza drove his knee into Thompson’s head.
The Warriors received some good news though, as head coach Steve Kerr said that he expects to see Thompson suit up for Game 1, which will take place on Thursday.
Kerr never wavered in his faith that Thompson would be in the Warriors’ starting lineup.
“He’s doing well. I’m anticipating he’s going to be there,” Kerr said to ESPN.
Thompson has made a major impact on the high-octane Warriors offense, as he made his first trip to the All-Star Game this season and has averaged 19.7 points this postseason.
His last two performances were particularly strong as he made 10-of-19 of his three-pointers while averaging 22 points in those two games.