Warriors' Patrick McCaw suffered no serious injury after traumatic fall

McCaw's injury, listed as a lumbar spine contusion, could have been much worse. Fortunately, he passed all testing and scans on his back and spine.

Kahron Spearman

Per a team statement on Sunday, Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw appears to have avoided severe injuries to his back and spine, after a terrifying fall Saturday night in a game against the Sacramento Kings.

McCaw, who passed through his tests and scans, was expected to be released from the hospital late Sunday, and will be re-examined by a specialist on Thursday. The injury will be listed as a 'lumbar spine contusion.'

I just hope he's OK. I play this game because I love it and enjoy it, not to see young guys get hurt. He has a bright future. You can tell me whatever, it was an accident. I don't like to see him sitting there in pain saying he can't feel his lower half.

The injury occurred with Kings guard/forward Vince Carter undercut McCaw as the young Warriors guard went up toward the rim in the third quarter of Golden State's 112-96 win - which ended in a hard fall. 

McCaw was stretchered off the floor, body strapped down completely. He writhed in pain, and then remained down for an extended length of time.Carter was distraught and apologetic in the aftermath.

Though he later consoled Carter, head coach Steve Kerr was visibly upset with the veteran Carter. He would walk his emotional outburst back after the game.