The Golden State Warriors are already facing adversity as they head into their first NBA Finals in team history, as shooting guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion.
In Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors were able to eliminate the Houston Rockets, but Thompson took a knee to the head as Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza nailed Thompson.
Thompson exited the game and was noticeably shaken as he vomited and showed other symptoms of having a concussion.
The Warriors shooting guard has been ruled out indefinitely, and he will not be eligible to return until he clears the NBA protocol.
Fortunately, Thompson still has six days to rest since the NBA Finals rest period is historically long due to both conference finals series’ being short.
Thompson is expected to miss Game 1, but he may return later in the series. There has been no timetable set for his return though.
The Warriors will be a threat to win the title as long as Stephen Curry, but life will undoubtedly be more difficult for the Warriors without their second-leading scorer against the Cleveland Cavaliers.