A tough season just got a little bit tougher for Patrick McCaw. The Golden State Warriors’ second-year wing will be on the sidelines for at least a month, after suffering a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist.
INJURY UPDATE: Patrick McCaw suffered a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist during Monday night’s win over Phoenix. His left wrist will be in a cast for 10 days and he will be re-evaluated in four weeks.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) February 14, 2018
McCaw suffered the injury during Monday’s victory against the Phoenix Suns. The injury forced him out of the game, though it didn’t initially look serious. Unfortunately, the aftermath of the injury concerned the team, and led to the discovery that it was worse than it looked.
Kerr called it "worrisome" and "concerning" at shootaround today, here's why. No McCaw for a month. https://t.co/N2yhQSq30J— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) February 14, 2018
McCaw will wear a cast for 10 days, and be re-evaluated after four weeks. Hopefully at that point he’ll be nearly good to go.
The timing is a bit of a mixed bag for McCaw. On the one hand, if he was going to have an injury, it was great to have it coincide with the All-Star break, as that means fewer games missed. On the other hand, McCaw had just started playing in games for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League, to try and sharpen his skills. It was paying off, as Monday’s game was one of McCaw’s best performances of the season, prior to the injury.
This likely means a promotion for Quinn Cook or Damian Jones, as there’s now an available slot on game days.