Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw has been released from the hospital following a scary fall during a game against the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.
McCaw was going up at the rim when Kings guard Vince Carter undercut him, sending the Warriors backup flying. McCaw landed flat on his spine, and immediately reacted in pain. McCaw was eventually stretchered off the floor, with Carter visibly upset with the bone-headed thing he had done.
Now McCaw is out of the hospital and according to the team, has cleared all of his tests including x-rays, an MRI, and a CT scan.
McCaw is going to be re-evaluated on Thursday, but for now the Warriors are calling his injury a “lumbar spine contusion”.
Back in action, McCaw also found his way to Twitter to thank fans who had voiced their support for him after the fall. On Monday McCaw tweeted:
Sounds like McCaw is doing well, and it’s especially good news to hear that there’s no structural damage to his spine nor any nerve issues.
Meanwhile, Golden State’s injury woes continue. McCaw was getting some extended run with Stephen Curry out until the second round of the playoffs. Now the Warriors will rely on Quinn Cook to take over that spot. The good news? Klay Thompson is back. After breaking his thumb, Thompson returned on March 31 and racked up two 20+ point games in a row.