Klay Thompson says overcoming psychological hurdles the hardest aspect of ACL rehab

Klay Thompson felt he was at the peak of his powers when he tore his ACL last June. Rehabbing from the injury has required a lot of physical work, but it arguably has necessitated even more mentally.

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“I’ve been so used to playing 78-plus games a year,” the Warriors star said in the recently released ‘Above the Waves’, a short documentary about his rehab. “With playoffs, 100. But you can either, you know, feel sorry for yourself, or you can work even harder. It’s not just about getting your hours in the gym or your rehab. The psychological hurdles are probably the biggest things I need to overcome.”

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