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Patrick McCaw out for at least a month with fractured wrist

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A non-displaced fracture during Monday’s game will keep McCaw sidelined for more than four weeks.

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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.

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.

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.