Warriors

Wiseman will be shut down after recent setback with knee

Warriors

It appears that the Warriors will have to wait a little bit longer for James Wiseman's return. 

On Saturday afternoon, The Athletic's Anthony Slater reported, citing sources, that Wiseman's return to the Warriors has stalled due to swelling in his right knee. 

Shortly after, Warriors coach Steve Kerr confirmed the news. 

The 20-year-old center was gearing up to play in his fourth -- and possibly final -- rehab game with the Santa Cruz Warriors on Sunday before the setback. 

Having surgery to repair a torn meniscus last April, previous swelling had forced him to undergo a cleanup procedure in December, further delaying his return. 

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Throughout his three rehab games in the G League, Wiseman looked healthy and it appeared as if his return to the Warriors was imminent

Obviously unfortunate news for the 7-foot center and a Warriors team that would have benefited from his size throughout the final 12 games of the regular season. 

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