Warriors’ coach Kerr on re­cov­ery road

New Straits Times - - Sport -

SALT LAKE CITY: Golden State coach Steve Kerr’s spinal cord leak pro­ce­dure went well, the team’s gen­eral man­ager Bob My­ers said on Sun­day, but there is no time­line for his re­turn.

Kerr, 51, first hurt his back dur­ing the 2015 NBA Fi­nals, and sub­se­quent surg­eries and as­so­ci­ated pain kept him side­lined for the first 43 games of last sea­son.

The pain and headaches re­turned af­ter Game 2 of the Warriors’ first-round matchup against the Port­land Trail Blaz­ers last month, and as­sis­tant coach Mike Brown has filled in dur­ing his ab­sence. “He was at Duke, he had the pro­ce­dure done on Fri­day,” My­ers told re­porters in Salt Lake City on Sun­day, where the Warriors cur­rently hold a 3-0 lead over the Utah Jazz in the best-of-seven se­ries.

“Even the doc­tors aren’t en­tirely sure of re­cov­ery time and that’s why we’ve been a lit­tle in­def­i­nite about ev­ery­thing. We don’t know. But the pro­ce­dure went well as far as we know,” he said.

“Now it’s a case of how it takes and when he might or might not be back. The good news is it’s on the path to re­cov­ery. I wish I could be more de­fin­i­tive.”

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