Warriors’ Thompson suffers mild ankle sprain

Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in July.

A sprained ankle forced Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson to leave in the third quarter of a 123-103 win over the win over the visiting Phoenix Suns on Monday.

The sprain was said to be mild and Thompson could return in time for Wednesday’s home game against the Washington Wizards.

“He just told me he was fine,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters. “He said he could’ve gone back into the game. We’d taken him out for precautionary reasons.”

Thompson scored 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting in 25 minutes. He also compiled four assists, three rebounds and a pair of blocks.

The Warriors (3-1) rebounded from a close road loss the night before against the Denver Nuggets.