Patrick McCaw will return to the court for a pregame workout for the first time since his injury according to Yahoo!’s Shams Charania.
Sources: Progress continues for Warriors’ Pat McCaw: 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.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 14, 2018
Patrick McCaw left the Golden State Warriors game on a stretcher after hitting the floor hard in a game against the Sacramento Kings on March 31. He was taken to UC Davis for further medical evaluation.
At the time, McCaw reportedly experienced numbness in his legs at first, but feeling came back completely. Later that night, the Warriors announced that McCaw’s chest X-ray and CT scan came back clear.
McCaw had cut to the basket and received a pass, but the Kings’ Vince Carter clipped him on his way up for a layup, causing McCaw to lose his balance and fall hard onto his back. Immediately, McCaw showed signs that he was in clear pain, and he stayed down on the court for around five minutes before being taken off.
Here’s video of the play. It’s not graphic, but it does show a painful-looking fall.
Patrick McCaw hurt after taking a hard fall under the hoop pic.twitter.com/0mYUeSpjKQ— Kings on NBCS (@NBCSKings) April 1, 2018
Steve Kerr had an exchange with a referee, saying that he was mad at Carter.
Steve Kerr to the ref: "God damnit. I'm not mad at you. I'm mad at Vince. He knows better." https://t.co/H0fhx1jTwD— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 1, 2018
It’s hard to see if Carter was intentional with his reach, or just reckless. He was distraught after seeing McCaw’s injury, although he was called for an and-one.
Vince Carter called for a Flagrant-1. Durant will shoot the free throws since McCaw can't.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) April 1, 2018
Eventually, the whole team was huddling around McCaw.
Entire Warriors team surrounding a fallen Patrick McCaw in Sacramento. He's been down for several minutes. Trainers/medics still working to get him on stretcher. pic.twitter.com/TONPjJOmWN— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 1, 2018
It’s a terrible-looking injury and awful situation all around. We’re hoping McCaw will be OK.