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San Francisco Chronicle Interviews Dr. Williams About Uncertainty Surrounding Golden State Warriors Kevon Looney's Neuropathic C


The Warriors have no timetable for center Kevon Looney’s return from right hamstring tightness. And given the nature of the injury, they aren’t quite sure when they’ll have a better idea of when he’ll be back.

After returning to San Francisco on Tuesday, Looney, who missed the past two games, is expected to meet with a team of specialists to evaluate a neuropathic condition tied directly to his recent hamstring issue. The Warriors hope to have an update after team doctors discuss Looney’s condition with specialists, but it’s unclear whether that will yield much clarity.

In a phone interview Tuesday with The Chronicle, Dr. Vernon Williams — a sports neurologist and founding director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles — said that little can be gleaned from Golden State’s description of Looney’s ailment as a “neuropathic condition.”

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