SAN FRANCISCO – James Wiseman has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. Wiseman has missed the first 73 games of the 2021-22 season after undergoing knee surgery on April 15, 2021 to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee. He will be sidelined for the rest of the year as well as the playoffs.
Wiseman appeared in 3 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors earlier this month, averaging 17.3 points and 9.7 rebounds but recently experienced swelling in his right knee.
“Ultimately, very simple, we’re just protecting James’ future, said Steve Kerr. “It makes the most sense to go this route. Again, I just feel terrible for James. He’s been through so much already in just two seasons. But his long-term health looks good, the knee sounds good. It’s just a decision we feel makes the most sense for his own best interests and our best interests as well.”
In the meantime, Wiseman will continue his to rehab in the Bay Area, which will consist of a combination of strength and conditioning exercises and rest. There are no plans for additional surgery.
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