Can Patrick McCaw come back to help the Warriors?

By Dr. Ankur Verma

Patrick McCaw. (Credit: TastyPoutine.)

On March 31, 2018, Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw had a scary fall that potentially put his career in doubt.

The highlight of the play is on Youtube.  McCaw goes up for a dunk and lands on his back and is visibly in pain.  He clutches his lower back, is immobilized in a cervical collar, and taken off the court on a stretcher.

Afterwards, we learned that McCaw experienced numbness in his legs.  So how is this different than Michael Porter Jr.’s injury that has the NBA Draft world abuzz?

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What’s Wrong with Nicklas Backstrom?

 

When it comes to injury reports and updates, the NHL reporting is mostly insufficient for avid fans anxiously awaiting the return of one of their team’s players.  Take Nicklas Backstrom, for instance.  As a diehard Washington Capitals fan, I have been looking through Rotowire updates, NHL.com, and even ProSportsTransactions for any little morsel of information.  The majority of them state “upper body injury day to day” or even the descriptive “hand injury.”

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