Steve Kerr’s current condition is so bad that he is expected to miss the entire first-round series between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers, according to a report.
Kerr did not coach his Warriors in Saturday’s Game 3 because he is ill — a vague description that encompasses the mystery behind why he is ailing and underplays just how bad of shape he’s in.
Stephen Curry gave us an idea of how bad Kerr is doing when he said he was going to give his coach the game ball following the Game 3 win.
The San Jose Mercury News’ Marcus Thompson reported after the game that Kerr is expected to miss the rest of the Warriors’ first-round series.
Thompson provided some details about Kerr’s condition:
At the worst of this current illness, Kerr was in excruciating pain, according to the sources, and he could barely walk. It was scary because it wasn’t a feeling he’s had before.
Kerr hasn’t felt well all series, according to people around him, and recently it become unbearable.
All of that sounds awful.
Kerr missed the first 43 games of last season as he recovered from a second back surgery following a procedure that went wrong. Kerr had a spinal fluid leak after his first surgery, which resulted in him experiencing many symptoms making him feel ill. If what he’s going through now is nothing like what he experienced in the past, it must be truly scary.