OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has returned to practice after suffering a concussion last week.
Thompson was a full participant in Monday’s practice, a major step in the All-Star shooting guard’s recovery. The Warriors say Thompson still needs to receive final clearance from doctors to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he expects Thompson will be cleared to play.
Thompson suffered a concussion after getting kneed in the head by Houston’s Trevor Ariza in Golden State’s Western Conference finals-clinching win Wednesday night. Team doctors initially cleared Thompson to return to the game. He ended up not playing, and the team said he started developing symptoms after the game.
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