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OAKLAND – Patrick McCaw spoke Sunday for the first time since his terrifying fall in a game against the Sacramento Kings on March 31.
It happened late in the third quarter after Vince Carter inadvertently undercut McCaw, sending him crashing onto the floor. McCaw writhed in pain for about 10 minutes before being carried off of the court on a stretcher and rushed to UC Davis Medical Center.
“So many thoughts just went racing through my head,” McCaw said. “I was really just lost. All I could do was really cry, and continue to pray, and just hope that I was going to be all right.”
McCaw initially couldn’t feel his legs and he acknowledged he feared the worst. Even though he regained sensation and can now walk, that numb sensation still haunts him.
“I’m still dealing with it, still trying to get past that moment and just forget it,” McCaw said. “But it’s hard right now just because it’s one of the scariest moments of my life.”
Warriors coach Steve Kerr and some of McCaw’s teammates visited him in the hospital Saturday evening. And his parents caught the first flight they could from St. Louis to the Bay Area to be with their son.
McCaw was diagnosed with a bruised lumbar spine the next morning after tests revealed that there was no structural damage or neural disruption. McCaw vividly remembers lying in the hospital bed, hearing that news.
“A major relief, a major weight off of my shoulders and my mind just to know that I was going to be all right,” McCaw said. “It will take time to be back to 100 percent, but that I’ll be able to walk again was the greatest news I could hear. That’s …read more
Source:: East Bay – Sports