Klay Thompson forced out of Game 4 with lower-leg injury

Early in the second quarter of Game 4 in the Western Conference Finals game between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson took a fall, banged his knee or tweaked his ankle, and was subsequently forced into the locker room.

Here’s the play in which the injury occurred.

Thompson appeared to shake off the injury at first, but then he ultimately went back into the locker room to get it checked out.

The Warriors took an early lead in this game. Thompson had only scored two points, but as we know he’s one of the team’s best perimeter defenders and best spot-up shooters as well.

With Andre Iguodala already out of this game with his own knee injury, the Warriors are currently working with much less than a full deck.