Patrick McCaw (bone bruise) will be re-evaluated in four weeks
In the third quarter between the Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings, Vince Carter accidentally undercut Patrick McCaw. It led to McCaw falling on his tailbone and taken off the floor on a stretcher. Fortunately, his MRI returned structurally sound.
According to Warriors PR, McCaw has been diagnosed with a lumbosacral bone bruise and will be re-evaluated in four weeks. In addition, at this time, his playing status for the remainder of the 2017-18 NBA season and playoffs has not been determined:
Patrick McCaw Update: pic.twitter.com/7KRBq1SRoa
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 5, 2018
For McCaw and the Warriors, this is good news considering the circumstances. While it is unclear how much time the 22-year-old will ultimately miss with a lumbosacral bone bruise, his long-term health is the team’s top priority.
Heading into the playoffs, the Warriors are getting healthy as Stephen Curry is only expected to miss the first round. With Shaun Livingston expected to play major minutes, Quinn Cook has received high praise for his performance during Curry’s absence. In 29 games, Cook is averaging 8.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 20.6 minutes.
In pursuit of their third championship in four consecutive NBA Finals appearances, it will be their toughest challenge to date. Despite four All-Star players in their prime years, the mental and physical toll it takes to play in June will challenge them as they look to be the league’s next dynasty.