The Golden State Warriors have gone the entire season without James Wiseman. The young center has yet to make his season debut due to his long-term right knee injury. He suffered the meniscus tear in April of 2021 and hasn't suited up for Golden State since.

Things started to look up for the center. He began practicing with the team again and even played for the Warriors' G League team the Santa Cruz Warriors.

However, Wiseman's recovery took a turn and he has been “temporarily shut down,” according to The Athletic. Per the news outlet, Wiseman is now dealing with swelling in his right knee. He did not join his teammates in practice the past two days, and won't play in the G League on Sunday.

This is a huge blow for the Warriors, especially amid star point guard Steph Curry's recent absence. While there isn't a clear timeframe for Wiseman, Curry is out of commission until at least April 1.

Golden State expected Wiseman to make his return in the coming weeks. However, The Athletic reports that they are not trying to rush his return and risk more permanent damage.

“With a meniscal repair, you are at the mercy of how your body is going to react to that. Nobody in their right mind would push through with that in a young kid. We certainly wouldn't do that early in his career,” Warriors general manager Bob Meyers said (quote courtesy of The Athletic).

There are only a few weeks left for Wiseman to get some regular season reps in before the playoffs.