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.