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Klay Thompson undergoes successful knee surgery

It’s been a roller coaster offseason for the former WSU guard. But everything is looking up from here

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Earlier this week, Klay Thompson added a couple of more dollars to his bank account after inking a max deal to remain with the Warriors. And yesterday the former WSU guard was one more step closer to stepping on the court for the Warriors.

Klay’s agent, Greg Lawrence, told ESPN that Thompson underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles to repair his torn ligament. Thompson suffered a torn ACL during Golden State’s NBA Finals loss to Toronto.

Now the question is: How much time with the Splash Brother miss? According to Lawrence, they aren’t going to rush the recovery.

“While we are optimistic on a return as quickly as possible, Klay and the team are committed to taking the necessary time with the process,” Lawrence told ESPN.

A typical recovery from this type of injury can typically take any where from five to seven months. And while Klay’s camp is hoping for the front end of that spectrum — which would put him back on the court in early December — they’re planning for a return near the tail end of that spectrum in February.

NBA fans and Cougar fans alike will be waiting for Thompson’s return with bated breath. In the mean time, Klay will have plenty of time to return to Pullman for a number retirement ceremony without worrying about missing time on the court.

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