Patrick McCaw diagnosed with lumbosacral bone bruise, out for at least 4 weeks


Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw is taken off the court on a stretcher after falling hard to the floor against Sacramento on Saturday. He will be out for at least four weeks. (AP)

Patrick McCaw went down hard on Saturday at the Golden 1 Center after being hit by Vince Carter in the air, landing hard on his back. McCaw had to be taken out on a stretcher in a brace, and transported to a hospital.

Now, five days later, the Warriors have an insight as to how long they’ll be without their second-year guard.

McCaw will be out for at least four weeks with a lumbosacral bone bruise.

“The [orthopedic] evaluation confirmed that McCaw did not suffer any neurological damage after falling to the floor and the injury has been diagnosed as a lumbosacral bone bruise, secondary to the impact of the fall,” the Warriors said in a statement.

“He will be re-evaluated in four weeks and, at this point, his playing status for the remainder of this season/playoffs has not been determined.”

If all goes well, McCaw could be back in time for the second round of the playoffs.

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