Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who exhibited concussion-like symptoms after taking a knee to the side of his head Wednesday, continues to undergo tests and awaits a final diagnosis, the club indicated late Thursday afternoon.
That diagnosis is not expected until sometime Friday, after completion of the full battery of required tests on the first-year All-Star.
Early test results are positive, according to the team. That may have contributed, the Warriors say, to a Thursday afternoon report in USA Today that Thompson had not sustained a concussion. Thompson’s agent, Walnut Creek-based Bill Duffy, told the newspaper that tests were ‘’negative” and that “there were no issues.”
The Warriors indicate Duffy’s comments are accurate but also premature insofar as there are more tests to evaluate.
Thompson slumped to the floor early in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals after taking the brunt of Houston forward Trevor Ariza’s knee. Thompson received three stitches to his right ear and initially was thought to be able to return before symptoms kept him on the sideline.
Mychal Thompson, Klay’s father, told ESPN Thursday morning that he drove his son home after the game Wednesday night because Klay – experiencing wooziness and nausea – was not fit to drive.
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Mychal Thompson added that Klay was feeling much better Thursday morning and speculated he should recover in the coming days and be ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 4 at Oracle Arena.