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Patrick McCaw to miss four weeks with broken wrist

The Golden State Warriors will be without Patrick McCaw for at least four weeks.

According to head coach Steve Kerr, the sophomore guard entered Monday’s game against the Phoenix Suns with a sore right wrist and finished with a broken left wrist. The team is calling it a “non-displaced fracture.”

“It’s definitely worrisome,” Kerr told reporters at shootaround in Portland on Wednesday. “We’ll see how it all turns out. There’s definitely some concern.”

McCaw has played 51 of the Warriors’ 58 games in his second season as a pro. He’s regressed in points per game (from 4 to 3.7), 3-point shooting (from 33.3 percent to 25 percent), and offensive rating per 100 possessions (from 107 to 102).

Before the latest injury, McCaw was struggling with his confidence due to inconsistent minutes and requested to be sent down to the Warriors’ G-League affiliate in Santa Cruz. He returned, playing five games in as many days, and looked like he had a newfound belief in his shot. He scored nine points, making four of his nine attempts against the Suns.

“I think he’s played well,” Kerr said. “It wasn’t just the one game where the ball went in. His defense, his energy have been good.”

Jacob C. Palmer

Jacob C. Palmer is the sports editor of the San Francisco Examiner. Reach him at (415) 359-2729 and Follow him on Twitter: @jacobc_palmer.

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