OAKLAND -- Warriors coach Steve Kerr on Friday indicated that guard Klay Thompson, who has been out since Monday with a sprained right ankle, could return as soon as next Monday.
That would be slightly ahead of the original prognosis in the wake of the injury Thompson sustained last Monday. Kerr on Tuesday said he anticipated the All-Star missing seven to 10 days and would be re-evaluated sometime next week.
"He's looking really good," Kerr said prior to Friday's game against New Orleans. "We'll probably evaluate him on Sunday, so there's a chance he could play Monday. But we'll see how he is on Sunday and see how he responds the next couple days."
Thompson has done some light workouts and stationary bike while undergoing treatment.
He missed the game Wednesday against Atlanta and also will miss the Pelicans, as well as the Utah Jazz on Saturday. The Warriors conclude their six-game homestand Monday night against the Washington Wizards.
Justin Holiday started in place of Thompson against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday and will do so again Friday night against the New Orleans Pelicans.