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Patrick McCaw to be evaluated in a month

Plus, an update on Omri Casspi’s health.

NBA: Golden State Warriors at Utah Jazz Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

When Patrick McCaw fell awkwardly on a dunk attempt last week, there were legitimate concerns about his long term health. McCaw left the court on a stretcher, with his neck stabilized and his legs numb, which raised terrifying questions about spinal injuries.

Thankfully, the team announced this week that there is no neurological damage. However, McCaw is still out for a long time, as he will not be reevaluated for four more weeks.

Officially, McCaw has a lumbosacral bone bruise. And while the lengthy absence isn’t ideal for him, it still feels like a win after the terrifying fall.

Four weeks from now is right around the start of the second round of the playoffs, so the team is, understandably, not ruling him out for a return at some point this season. We’ll just have to wait and see how he heals.

In other injury news, a recent MRI on the injured ankle of Omri Casspi showed inflammation, further setting back his recovery.

While Casspi is officially day-to-day, the inflammation is keeping him from running or jumping, which suggests he’s still a ways off. Given that the Golden State Warriors play their final regular season game on Tuesday, and Casspi is the most likely player to be cut to make room for Quinn Cook, the veteran wing likely has played his final game with the team.