Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after he fell hard to the floor


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Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after he fell hard to the floor following a foul by Sacramento’s Vince Carter during a 112-96 Golden State win Saturday night.

Patrick McCaw left the Golden State Warriors game on a stretcher after hitting the floor hard in a game against the Sacramento Kings. He was taken to UC Davis for further mdical evaluation.

McCaw reportedly experienced numbness in his legs at first, but feeling came back completely. Late Saturday night, the Warriors announced that McCaw’s chest X-ray and CT scan came back clear. He will undergo an MRI this weekend.

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.

Preliminary tests show McCaw has no structural damage or problems with his nervous system following the fall. He is expected to be released from the hospital on Sunday.

Golden State announced that X-rays, a CT scan and an MRI “were all clear.” McCaw is scheduled to be re-examined by a specialist on Thursday and his injury – aside from anything related to the impact of the fall – will be listed as a bruised lumbar spine.

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