Kerr had surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his back July 28, but during the procedure, the dura surrounding the spinal cord was nicked and caused spinal-fluid leakage. On Sept. 4, Kerr had a second operation to patch the leak, but five weeks later, he’s still having adverse symptoms while taking a leave of absence from the team. “The body forms spinal fluid constantly,” said Dr. Neel Anand, the director of spine trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles. “As long as it doesn’t continue to leak, he’ll make a full recovery and be back to normal.”
January 25, 2021 | 8:18 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: X-Rays on left knee of Pacers All-Star Domantas Sabonis reveal no structural damage, source tells ESPN. An MRI is planned for Tuesday morning. Sabonis left game after banging knee vs. Raptors tonight.
Scott Agness: Pacers President Kevin Pritchard and GM Chad Buchanan are back out of the locker room and Nate Bjorkgren was just updated on Sabonis’ (left knee contusion) status. He will NOT return tonight.
John Karalis: Brad Stevens says he’s not sure what the next step is for Wednesday’s game in San Antonio, but would prefer to “not fly there until we know.” The Spurs-Pelicans game was postponed tonight due to contact tracing on both teams, so there is some doubt about Wednesday’s game
Jay Allen: Coach Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start for Robert Covington tonight vs. OKC. Gary Trent Jr. will also move into the starting lineup tonight with Rodney Hood coming off the bench. Hood is still playing limited minutes.
January 25, 2021 | 7:26 pm EST Update
Chris Kirschner: A Hawks team source confirmed there’s been dialogue of the NBA hosting the All-Star game at State Farm Arena. There has been talk of having an HBCU tie-in, but we’re still in the early stages.