(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered a concussion during Game 5 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals on Wednesday.
The team website says that Thompson underwent neurological tests on Thursday and Friday in order to diagnose him. The all-star shooter will not return to the court until he is cleared using the league's concussion protocol guidelines, the Warriors said.
Fellow star Stephen Curry noted that the team was relatively fortunate to have plenty of time before the NBA Finals begin.
"Thankfully, we have a week off in between games for him to fully recover," Curry said. "He took a nice little blow to the head, so, I'm sure they want to be cautious and make sure he gets the recovery time he needs to get ready. Hopefully by next Thursday, he'll be ready to go."
The Warriors won an NBA-best 67 games this season, and just knocked off the Western Conference's second-seeded Houston Rockets.
They will face LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals beginning next week. It is not yet clear whether Thompson will be cleared to return to the court for Game 1 of that series.
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