Warriors’ Patrick McCaw on track to return this postseason
It has now been over a month and a half since Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw suffered a frightening lower back injury (lumbar spine contusion) against the Sacramento Kings that has kept him away from a basketball court.
Fortunately, according to a tweet on Monday afternoon from NBA Insider Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the 22-year-old guard is reportedly going to get his first on-court pregame workout tonight prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals matchup between the Warriors and top-seeded Houston Rockets.
“After consecutive days of non-contact drills at practice, McCaw is expected to have his first on-court pregame workout tonight since scary fall on March 31. On track for potential return this postseason,” Charania said.
This is fantastic news regarding McCaw’s road to recovery, as there is now a decent chance that he will return this season if the defending champion Warriors go back to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year.
“Everything is going to be all right. Thinking back to what happened, everything could have been so much worse for me. I have nothing but optimism about what is going to happen,” McCaw said earlier this month during an interview with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated. “I’m excited about my rehab and me coming back and playing the game that I love. Everybody has been helping me stay levelheaded and keep working hard.”
In 57 games played this season for the Warriors prior to his scary injury, McCaw was averaging 4.0 points on 40.9 percent shooting from the field, 1.4 assists, and 1.4 rebounds per game in only 16.9 minutes of action per contest.