Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw needed to be stretched away from Saturday’s game. Here are the latest updates.
Saturday night was just another game in the books on paper, but no one who watched or played in the matchup between Golden State and Sacramento left thinking about basketball.
Patrick McCaw, the Warriors young rotational guard, had to be stretchered off the court following a nasty fall late in the game. On the play, McCaw was undercut by Vince Carter on a layup, landing on his back and immediately writhing in pain.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr initially lit into Carter from the sidelines, but then comforted him once he realized how emotional he had become.
Here’s the video of Kerr as well as the injury. It’s hard to watch so scroll past if you don’t want to subject yourself to it.
For his part, Carter was distraught as soon as McCaw hit the floor. He was comforted not only by his own teammates but by Warriors players as well.
Kerr made his way over to Carter to comfort him as they stood by McCaw as he was placed on the stretcher.
McCaw was then taken to UC Davis for further evaluation.
After the game, Kerr offered no further details on the injury and refused to take any basketball-related questions.
McCaw is in his second season out of UNLV, after being a second-round draft pick by the Warriors in 2016. Like so many of the Warriors “B-Stars”, he’s gained a following among fans who have become endeared to his competitive spirit and grit.
No one wants to see this sort of thing happen, and everyone is keeping McCaw in their thoughts tonight.