Gerald Green Has Surgery, Out Six Months

Rockets swingman Gerald Green underwent surgery on Monday to repair a broken bone in his left foot, the team’s PR department tweets. Green is expected to miss six months as he rehabs from the injury.

That would effectively end Green’s season, though it’s conceivable he could return during the postseason at some point.

Green was injured during a preseason game in Tokyo but held off on surgery while he met with several specialists to evaluate his options.

The Rockets could apply for a disabled player exception but because Green is on a minimum-salary deal it would only be worth about $810K if granted. Houston re-signed the 33-year-old Green in July to a one-year contract.

Green, a 12-year NBA veteran, has made prior stops with Boston, Minnesota, Houston, Dallas, New Jersey, Indiana, Phoenix and Miami during his professional career. He was a major contributor off the Rockets’ bench last season, averaging 9.2 PPG and 2.5 PPG in 73 contests.

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