Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, has been experiencing painful off-and-on symptoms since undergoing back surgery in July 2015. Due to his experience with back pains, he is urging those with back issues to avoid making the same mistake he made.
This past Sunday Kerr spoke to reporters to give an update on his condition. He’d expressed that missing the remainder of the postseason maybe very well be a route to his recovery. Additionally, he stated he would encourage anyone who suffers a back injury to avoid surgery.
“I can tell you if you’re listening out there, stay away from back surgery,” Kerr said. “Rehab, rehab, rehab. Don’t let anyone get in there.”
Here’s more of what he had to say:
Steve Kerr updates his health status, says symptoms have worsened, he will not coach tomorrow and status unknown beyond pic.twitter.com/qtQRAYYHvq
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 23, 2017
In a feature story written by ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne last year, Kerr’s health issues were further explained. The surgery has caused a fluid leak in Kerr’s spine, and that has resulted in symptoms like migraines and nausea.
Stephen Curry made it known in the video below that Kerr’s health has been of some concern to him and has even affected the way he plays. Here’s what Curry had to say after Golden State’s 119-113 comeback over the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday.
Steph kept the game ball for Steve Kerr pic.twitter.com/7YDUZyUCqt
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 23, 2017
Here’s to wishing Steve Kerr a speedy recovery.