SAN FRANCISCO — James Wiseman’s return to the Warriors has been delayed after the 7-foot center developed swelling in his right knee, a source confirmed to Bay Area News Group on Saturday.
Wiseman has been temporarily shut down and will not play for the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday.
The news, first reported by The Athletic, comes as a surprise as Warriors coach Steve Kerr said on Friday Wiseman had been “great”.
“It’s good to see that after almost a year he’s getting active and starting to build up some rhythm and conditioning and I’m really worried he’s just staying on his path. And it’s so frustrating for a young man to deal with such a long-term injury, but we’ll see… how it all plays out,” Kerr said.
The Warriors recalled Wiseman Wednesday after playing three games with the Santa Cruz Warriors in what is believed to be the final step in his rehabilitation following last April’s meniscus tear and subsequent surgery.
After Wiseman was out Wednesday night because of the Warriors’ loss to the Boston Celtics, general manager Bob Myers didn’t rule out a return against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday at the Chase Center.
This is the latest setback for Wiseman, who underwent a second arthroscopic knee surgery in December to reduce swelling.
This is an evolving story. Check for updates again.
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