Thompson goes under the knife

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    LOS ANGELES. — Golden State Warriors’ All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson underwent season-ending surgery to repair his torn Achilles on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery, the team said.

    “Klay Thompson underwent successful surgery earlier this morning to repair a torn right Achilles,” the team said in a statement.

    “The surgery, performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel in Los Angeles, is expected to keep Klay sidelined for the entire 2020-21 NBA season. He is expected to make a full recovery.”

    The three-time NBA champion suffered the injury a week ago while playing in a practice game in his native Southern California. The 30-year-old will miss his second consecutive season after being forced to sit out last season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.

    Thompson is a five-time All-Star and is widely considered one of the greatest shooters ever to play the game.

    He holds the record for most points scored in a single quarter (37), most three pointers made in a regular-season game (14) and most three pointers made in a playoff game (11) and is an elite defender.