Klay Thompson has fractured right thumb, out until March 22

Thompson Klay Thompson’s injured thumb could cause an extended absence

But the players and coaches have continued to state that priority of earning the top seed falls a distant second to having everyone healthy heading into the playoffs.

Though the Warriors are calling it a right thumb sprain, an ESPN report referred to it a fracture.

Thompson suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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"There is a growing concern that (Klay) Thompson's injury, sustained in Sunday's loss at Minnesota, could cost him some weeks for it to heal and that it's not a day-to-day thing". The Warriors could be very shorthanded tonight with Stephen Curry (ankle), Draymond Green (shoulder) and David West (arm) already ruled out, so Kevin Durant's usage could go into the ridiculous range.

The injuries keep coming for the defending champion Golden State Warriors. As of Wednesday morning, Thompson remains questionable for the night's matchup with the Lakers, but that's a downgrade from his initial listing, and it seems rather likely that he'll end up being held out. He's missed just one game to this point of the season.

The Warriors will be without their starting backcourt for at least the next four games.

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