Warriors’ Patrick McCaw Leaves Game On Stretcher

12:08pm: The MRI showed that McCaw is “structurally sound” and he may be released from the hospital today, tweets Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. No timetable has been set for him to return to the court.

9:59am: An MRI is scheduled for today on Warriors guard Patrick McCaw after a dangerous fall in Saturday’s game with the Kings, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

McCaw crashed to the court after colliding with Vince Carter on a drive to the basket. He remained on the floor for about 10 minutes as paramedics stabilized his neck and loaded him onto a stretcher. He was taken to a nearby medical center, where a chest X-ray and CT scan both came back clear.

“It was really scary,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “He was in a lot of pain, laying on his back. … It’s scary stuff.”

Kerr lashed out at Carter immediately after the incident, but changed his mind as he saw that Carter was disturbed by McCaw’s injury and walked onto the court to console him. David WestShaun Livingston and JaVale McGee spent time in the locker room to compose themselves, and both teams gathered in prayer as McCaw was taken off the court.

“I just hope he’s OK,” said Carter, who was given a flagrant foul on the play. “I play this game because I love it and enjoy it, not to see young guys get hurt. He has a bright future. I just hate to see it.”

Warriors players believe it was an accident and aren’t blaming Carter for what happened.

“I know Vince’s spirit and his heart. I don’t believe it was intentional at all,” Kevin Durant said. “It looked like he was just caught in the middle of the play and wanted to move out of the way, but Pat was coming so fast. It was just an unfortunate play. Nobody in our locker room thinks Vince did that on purpose.”

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