Is Chris Paul Done?

By Dr. Ankur Verma

 

Chris Paul. (Credit: Richard Giles on Flickr).

The whole NBA world (myself included) cringed when Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul landed on his back after a spin move and grabbed his right leg in the final minute of Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against Golden State.  I knew immediately what had happened, and given Paul’s history, it should be no surprise that he suffered a right hamstring strain.  Take a look at the video.  I’ll wait.

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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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