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Kevin Durant Reacts To Latest Klay Thompson News

Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson after Durant tore his Achilles.

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JUNE 10: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors helps Kevin Durant #35 to his feet in the first half against the Toronto Raptors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena on June 10, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Klay Thompson appears to be making some significant progress on his road to recovery.

On Tuesday evening, the Golden State Warriors sharpshooter posted a series of photos on Instagram. Complete with a grown-out fro and a bright yellow headband, Thompson showed NBA fans an inside look at his recent workout in the Warriors' practice facility -- getting up and down the court for the first time since his devastating preseason Achilles tendon tear last year.

"DubNation , I still have a really long , long , LOOOONG way to go . But my goodness, it felt so dang good to get up and down and see the ball go thru the net . Can’t wait to burn em down next year," Thompson wrote. "Big milestone for me this week #jackiemoon #wetfire."

Players and fans from around the league took to the comments to celebrate Thompson's progress, including his old Golden State teammate Kevin Durant. "Shortbread," KD joked in the comments -- reportedly referencing Thompson's catchphrase for whenever someone hits the front rim on a jump shot.

Thompson has had some really rotten luck when it comes to injury woes in the past few years. After tearing his ACL in the 2019 playoffs, the five-time All Star looked ready to make a full comeback for this year's campaign. But, in a cruel twist of fate, he suffered an Achilles tendon tear during preseason workouts in November 2020.

Achilles injuries are notoriously difficult to comeback from, but a select few have made it work.

After missing the entire 2019-20 season with a torn Achilles of his own, Durant came back better than ever in 2020. In this year's playoff run with the Brooklyn Nets, the superstar forward averaged a career-high 34.3 points per game.

Hopefully Thompson can follow this same path to a full recovery in 2021.