Patrick McCaw cleared for modified activities after scary fall

Golden State Warriors guard Patrick McCaw has been cleared to begin "modified on-court shooting and running drills" as he continues to recover from a terrifying fall in a regular-season game against the Sacramento Kings in March.

In a statement, Golden State said McCaw was re-evaluated by the team's medical staff Thursday, leading to him being OK'd to resume some activities.

He will be reevaluated in four weeks, the team said.

McCaw was taken away on a stretcher after he fell to the court following a foul by Sacramento's Vince Carter.

The second-year pro, who appeared to be trying to dunk, did a scissor kick in the air over Carter's shoulder before landing hard on his back. He was in agony on the court for about 10 minutes as the crowd quieted. Carter, who was given a flagrant foul 1, knelt nearby as medical personnel from both teams along with Golden State coach Steve Kerr rushed onto the court.

McCaw did not suffer any neurological damage during the fall and later was diagnosed with a "lumbosacral bone bruise."