Warriors guard Patrick McCaw cleared to do on-court work

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State guard Patrick McCaw has been cleared to do some modified shooting and on-court running following a frightening fall at Sacramento on March 31 when he lost feeling in his lower half and was taken out on a stretcher with a severely bruised lower back.

The team says the second-year pro was re-evaluated Thursday and will be examined by team medical staff again in four weeks.

McCaw is making ”steady functional progress” and will also work with the athletic training staff to keep building back his overall strength and conditioning.

McCaw drove the baseline and went down with a thud in the third quarter of a 112-96 win, hit in the lower body by Vince Carter.

McCaw lay still for about 10 minutes as the crowd quieted. Carter, who was given a Flagrant-1 foul, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Warriors coach Steve Kerr rushed out to the baseline beneath Golden State’s basket.

McCaw has said he didn’t believe Carter intentionally injured him.

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