Steve Kerr feels ‘huge relief’ after ‘terrifying’ night following Patrick McCaw injury
The Golden State Warriors faced yet another night of uncertainty coming into Sunday’s back-to-back game against the Phoenix Suns, coming back from Sacramento after reserve guard/forward Patrick McCaw had suffered a scary fall.
Head coach Steve Kerr was perhaps the one individual who felt the worst for the second-year player, even reactionarily saying that Vince Carter “knows better” after he accidentally undercut McCaw in a driving play.
Reports of his stable condition breathed a sigh of relief for a Warriors team that has had a rough time getting on the court, with a myriad of injuries plaguing the team during the past month.
“That’s the only thing that matters that Patrick’s okay,” Kerr said, according to Mark Medina of the San Jose Mercury News. “Thank God.”
Kerr, along with the coaching staff and players visited McCaw late Saturday night at the UC Davis Medical Center, seeing that he “was lying immobilized and maybe a little bit shocked” while on painkillers.
“It wasn’t really until this morning that I felt good about the news,” Kerr said. “Everything seems to be progressing now.”
Kerr was visibly upset during the broadcast of the game, not only due to the piling of bodies that have taken place in the Golden State infirmary but due to the foul and its avoidable nature.
McCaw laid prone for several minutes before being stretchered out of the Golden1 Center and rushed for medical attention, unable to feel his lower body after twisting in pain due to the sheer shock from the awkward fall.
“It was terrifying, especially being out there out on the floor and hearing him crying in pain,” Kerr said of McCaw. “Just to see him immobilized and the doctors going through the protocol. That’s the scariest injury for any athlete.”