James Wiseman just cant catch a break.
The Warriors rookie center suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee during Golden State’s win against the Rockets on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The speculation is that Wiseman could miss the rest of the regular season.
Other reports claim that the injury is a tear of the ligament. The San Francisco Chronicle’s Connor Letourneau says he has a team source that confirmed a tear.
Here’s another such report, from The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Wiseman seemingly suffers a setback every time he begins to make progress as an NBA player. He’s already dealt with multiple pandemic-related issues and a sprained wrist.
Adding more insult to the injury, Wiseman hurt his knee on a dunk attempt that was ferociously blocked. Here’s the footage. Warning: it ain’t pretty.
That’s a demoralizing way to go out for the season, that’s for sure. That dunk was rejected worse than a nerd asking the most popular girl in school to the prom.
More insult to injury: this is way too reminiscent of how guard Klay Thompson got injured in the 2019 NBA Finals. But at least it’s not an ACL tear, as Thompson suffered. Here’s some insight from an actual doctor, associate professor at UCSF, Nirav Pandya, M.D.
PLUS: Here’s some later breaking info from the Warriors PR department.
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