Warriors’ James Wiseman suffers torn meniscus, could miss rest of season | #schoolshooting

In the latest setback of what has become a season of disappointments, Warriors center James Wiseman learned Sunday that he has a meniscal injury in his right knee.

According to a league source, the injury is believed to be a torn meniscus. Golden State has yet to determine how much time Wiseman will miss. It’s possible that the injury, which typically requires a recovery of four to six weeks, could be season-ending. There are five weeks left in the regular season.

At 25-28, Golden State began Sunday 1 ½ games up on New Orleans, which played Sunday night, for 10th place in the Western Conference standings. The league’s new postseason format features a play-in tournament in which the seventh- through 10th-place teams in each conference vie for the seventh and eighth seeds.

Sunday’s news is devastating for Wiseman, regardless of whether he returns for a potential playoff push. After three-plus months defined by injuries, coronavirus-related absences and changes to his development plan, Wiseman had started to thrive as Golden State’s starting center in recent days, following up Tuesday’s 13-point, 10-rebound effort against the Bucks with Friday’s 18-point, six-rebound gem against the Wizards.

His injury came early in the second quarter of Saturday’s win over the Rockets, when he landed awkwardly after Houston forward Kenyon Martin Jr. blocked his dunk attempt. An MRI exam revealed the injury’s severity.

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